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- DescriptionAn Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds is the first English verse translation of the Greek satirical poem Diegesis Paidiophrastos ton Zoon ton Tetrapodon. Written by an anymous 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 tes on the form, style, and context of the poem.
- Author BiographyNick 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.
- PublisherColumbia University Press
- Date of Publication27/06/2003
- SubjectPoetry Texts & Poetry Anthologies
- Series TitleRecords of Western Civilization Series
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintColumbia University Press
- Content Note39 illus.
- Weight908 g
- Width156 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine31 mm
- Translated byNick Nicholas,George Baloglou
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