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Telling Tales on Caesar: Roman Stories from Phaedrus

Telling Tales on Caesar: Roman Stories from Phaedrus

Phaedrus John Henderson
4/5 (4 ratings)
This book contains a dozen entertaining stories written in colloquial Latin verse newly translated and commented on by John Henderson. The author, Phaedrus, was a freeman of Augustus who put Aesop's Fables into five books of verse during the reign of Tiberius. He included a number of stories and anecdotes on everyday life situations as well as assorted satirical bits. Rarely read today, they take the reader to the heart of ancient Rome, into everyday corners of classical life and culture, high and low, during the reigns of the first emperors, Augustus and Tiberius.
Language
English
Pages
296
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Release
May 10, 2001
ISBN
0199240957
ISBN 13
9780199240951

Telling Tales on Caesar: Roman Stories from Phaedrus

Phaedrus John Henderson
4/5 (4 ratings)
This book contains a dozen entertaining stories written in colloquial Latin verse newly translated and commented on by John Henderson. The author, Phaedrus, was a freeman of Augustus who put Aesop's Fables into five books of verse during the reign of Tiberius. He included a number of stories and anecdotes on everyday life situations as well as assorted satirical bits. Rarely read today, they take the reader to the heart of ancient Rome, into everyday corners of classical life and culture, high and low, during the reigns of the first emperors, Augustus and Tiberius.
Language
English
Pages
296
Format
Hardcover
Publisher
Oxford University Press, USA
Release
May 10, 2001
ISBN
0199240957
ISBN 13
9780199240951

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