(645 words)

early 5th cent. AD;

Roman fabulist.

Roman Grammarian and rhetorician.


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


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


Latin Title


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Ihm, Sibylle, “Avianus”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 22 February 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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