(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’.


Collection of 143 Greek fables.


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


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, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 21 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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