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

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Babrius
(472 words)

probably 2nd cent. AD;

Greek fabulist who wrote in a variation of the choliambic (i.e. limping iambic) verse, which he himself called ‘mythiambus’.

Works

Collection of 143 Greek fables.

Papyri

The papyri contain not only fragments, but also nearly complete fables.

Manuscripts

The …

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Ihm, Sibylle, “Babrius”, 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_0043>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831



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