An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds (Records of Western Civilization Series)

An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds (Records of Western Civilization Series)

By: Nick Nicholas (translator), George Baloglou (translator)Hardback

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An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds is the first English verse translation of the Greek satirical poem Diegesis Paidiophrastos ton Zoon ton Tetrapodon. Written by an anonymous author in fourteenth-century Byzantium, this vernacular allegorical poem has long been recognized as a unique document, one that appears to have originated independently of comparable works in other traditions. A medieval Animal Farm, the story describes a convention of animals in which each beast vaunts its uses to humanity while denigrating others, resulting in a cataclysmic battle. The authors provide extensive textual analysis and notes on the form, style, and context of the poem.

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About Author

Nick Nicholas is a research fellow in the Department of Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a contributor to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae project at the University of California, Irvine.George Baloglou is an associate professor of mathematics at the State University of New York, Oswego.

Product Details

  • publication date: 27/06/2003
  • ISBN13: 9780231127608
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 576
  • ID: 9780231127608
  • weight: 898
  • ISBN10: 023112760X

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