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An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds
Nick Nicholas, trans., George Baloglou, trans.
New York: Columbia University Press, 2003
 

"This important and neglected Greek satire is now available in English for the first time. Basing their translation on two new critical editions of the 14th century anonymous poem, Nicholas and Baloglou reveal the full texture of this unique genre of the Byzantine period. Pre-dating Orwell´s Animal Farm by 600 years, the story describes an allegorical convention of animals, or quadrupeds, in which each beast vaunts its uses to humanity and denigrates its partners, ending in a cataclysmic battle. The authors provide extensive textual analysis and notes on the form, style, and context of the poem. Nick Nicholas is researcher in linguistics at the University of Melbourne and a contributor to the Thesaurus Linguae Graecae project at the University of California -Irvine. George Baloglou is associate professor of mathematics at SUNY Oswego." - publisher

Language: English


 
ISBN: 0-231-12761-8
 
  
 
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