Aesop's Fables (a selection): An Intermediate Ancient Greek Reader
. C.T. Hadavas .
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What a delightful discovery! I have had this book for over six months and now at last have a chance to look into it. IL would say that Prof. Hadavas is a kindred spirit. He obviously likes fables! For the 34 fables presented here in Greek with notes and vocabulary, there is a wide variety of engaging translations and illustrations, highlighted by Rackham's FG on the front cover in black-and-white and Crane's "Lion in Love" in color on the back cover. Imagine my surprise when I began moving into the extensive introductory materials to find that I was there with Ben E. Perry and Laura Gibbs on the page of acknowledgments! Thank you! I also noted happily the nod to the discussion I offered on the definition of fable (xiii, mentioned again on xxiii). The variety of illustrators and translators would make this a great book in which to try out one's Greek! The two illustrators I want to learn more about are Mulready and Takeo Takei. In fact, I just made an offer on the latter's fable book because of this reading!