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Entertaining Tales of Quadrupeds

Entertaining Tales of Quadrupeds - 03 edition

Entertaining Tales of Quadrupeds - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780231127615

ISBN10: 0231127618

Entertaining Tales of Quadrupeds by Nicholas - ISBN 9780231127615
Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: Columbia University Press
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Entertaining Tales of Quadrupeds by Nicholas - ISBN 9780231127615

ISBN13: 9780231127615

ISBN10: 0231127618

Cover type: Print On Demand
Edition: 03

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Summary

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.