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Testo latino a fronte

Potenti e deboli, ricchi e poveri, quelli che possono tutto (essere felici, umiliare, dominare, fare applaudire i propri versi, godere della libertà propria e altrui) e quelli a cui non resta se non il loro “pudore”. Ecco gli animali di Fedro, lo scrittore nato schiavo, colpito e perseguitato dalla Fortuna, la nemica di tutti i filosofi di tinta stoica

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Paperback, Classici greci e latini, 370 pages
Published January 1st 1981 by Biblioteca Universale Rizzoli
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Yann
May 31, 2015 Yann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Instruire et amuser, les deux fins des fables sont ici atteintes par Phèdre qui, esclave comme son digne prédécesseur Ésope, offre à la langue de Virgile de quoi tenir tête à celle d'Homère. Le style est très serré, incisif. On retrouve des thèmes Ésopiques mais aussi des histoires originales contemporaines de l'Empire. On notera que la morale issue de ces histoires cherchent à inspirer la prudence et le détachement face à un monde dangereux, violent, en proie aux retournements de fortune les pl ...more
Gauss74
Jan 30, 2014 Gauss74 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Le favole si imparano solo a scuola? Ebbene sì, lo ammetto. sono un feticista bibliofilo.
L'argomento forse principale che mi ha fatto accostare a questo libro non è tanto l'opera (di per sè comunque stuzzicante) ma l'edizione. Ho imparato a conoscere la Nuova Universale Einaudi in biblioteca, e ho capito subito che era stato un prog ... (continua)

Ebbene sì, lo ammetto. sono un feticista bibliofilo.
L'argomento forse principale che mi ha fatto accostare a questo libro non è tanto l'opera (di pe
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João
Too much anthropomorphism for me, and bashing animals (poor snakes, wolves, foxes, etc. they are always the bad guys!). Fables are still interesting for their structural repetition throughout space and time (like many other aspects of folklore and culture). Phaedrus published 5 books based on Aesop's style, and he was the first to do so in Latin. These 5 books (all short in length) are gathered nowadays under one book. I didn't feel wiser after reading this, even though some of them are really g ...more
Oscar
A nice modern Dutch translation of these classic (Aesopian) fables. The modern style of the translation gives the fables some of the contemporary flair that Phaedrus' originals must have had at the time.

Many of the fables are recognisable and have become classics, but I was not overwhelmed by any great wisdom contained in them. Most of the fables contain witticism and critical observations of human nature and society, but I was never surprised by any particularly deep or truly insightful comment
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Auntie Pam
Sep 08, 2012 Auntie Pam rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Proprio come dice lo stesso Fedro queste favole si assomiglaino molto a quelle di Esopo. Sono brevi e ricche di morale, ma solo alcune mi hanno proprio divertito.
Marts  (Thinker)
Fables of Phaedrus. The morals of which can still be applied to some aspects of life today...
Vincent Russo
Apr 17, 2010 Vincent Russo rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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This is just weakly formed analogies of animals to reflect outdated ideas of humans.
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Leí solo "El lobo y el cordero" (1) y "La zorra y el cuervo" (3).
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Phaedrus (c. 15 BC – c. 50 AD), Roman fabulist, was probably a Thracian slave, born in Pydna of Macedonia (Roman province) and lived in the reigns of Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula and Claudius. He is recognized as the first writer to Latinize entire books of fables, retelling in iambic metre the Greek prose Aesopic tales.

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Caius Julius Phaedrus
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