"When the word fable is mentioned, " writes Jack Zipes in his foreword to this volume, "one automatically thinks of the name Aesop, never Avianus." Nevertheless, the lively and instructive fables of this early fifth-century Roman writer enjoyed significant popularity in Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Now the complete work of Avianus - forty-two elegiac fables in all - has been rendered into contemporary English verse by acclaimed translator David Slavitt. The volume also features four new illustrations by the artist ...

The Fables of Avianus 1993, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD

ISBN-13: 9780801846847

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