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, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 19 April 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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