This third volume of the History of the Graeco-Latin Fable offers a complete inventory and documentation of the Classical fable tradition in Antiquity and the Middle Ages.The original Spanish edition (1987) has been considerably enlarged with numerous supplementary references and less than 350 new fables.The present edition uniquely refers to fables in more than 20 different languages, not only in Greek and Latin, but also in other Oriental and Western languages such as Sumerian, Assyrian, Babylonian, Sanskrit, Egyptian, Syriac, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Armenian, Circassian, Slavonian, Albanian, Spanish, Italian, English, French, German, and Dutch, thus paving the way for studies of comparative literature.The book is conveniently concluded with elaborate indexes of fable characters, passages included, and numeration systems of other contributions in the field.
About the Author
Francisco Rodríguez Adrados is Professor Emeritus of the University of Madrid. Gert-Jan van Dijk, Ph.D. (1997), has taught Greek at the Universities of Nijmegen, Amsterdam and Groningen. Both authors have published extensively on the Graeco-Latin fable tradition.
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