The “Vita Aesopi,” known today as “Aesop’s Fables,” characterizes the life of the legendary fabulist Aesop up through his death in Delphi with a variety of funny individual episodes. Four versions from around 1600 are published here as evidence of early Modern Greek rhythmic narrative prose. A detailed text- and source-critical introduction with references to the profile of the “Metaphrastes,” an extensive commentary on each chapter, and a German translation with illustrations from the “Ulmer Aesop” (1476) develop this key text of medieval popular literature.
2011, Leinen. 448 Seiten, 240 x 170 mm, 30 farb. Abb., 1 s/w Abb.
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