Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts

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Avianus
(645 words)

early 5th cent. AD;

Roman fabulist.

Roman Grammarian and rhetorician.

Works

Collection of 42 fables in distichs, whose themes are drawn from the fables of Babrius.

Manuscripts

Of the more than 100 manuscripts, the older ones fall into two textual recensions (Σ and Δ), the younger ones conflate these.

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Ihm, Sibylle, “Avianus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, English edition by Tine Jerke and Volker Dallman (2009). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der antiken Texte: Autoren- und Werklexikon. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester in Verbindung mit Brigitte Egger. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, Band 2. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2007). Consulted online on 14 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-8647_bnps2_COM_0041>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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