Die 21 schönsten aesopischen Fabeln: CD-Rom
. Cyperfection GmbH . Mannheim
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What a treasure! The material here would surely fill an audio-cassette and two thick volumes. It includes excellent introductory material on the history of printing, of illustration, and of fables. The 21 fables chosen are a good selection: CJ, WL, DS, LS, TMCM, The Eagle and the Fox, FC, LM, The Mountain That Bore a Mouse, The Old Dog and His Master, FS, BF, The Wolf and the Fox before the Monkey As Judge, OF, The Deer and the Hunter, FG, The Old Lion and the Fox, GA, OR, DLS, and The Lion and the Goat. For each there is Phaedrus, Romulus, Gualterius Anglicus, La Fontaine, Steinhöwel, and Brand with translations of the Latin and spoken versions of the Latin and early German. Then there are the colored illustrations of Steinhöwel and the black-and-white illustrations of Brand and Oudry. Further, there are helps on translation and comments on all of the texts. Beyond, there is a full reproduction of the Basel edition of 1501 by Brand, including the 340 woodcuts. I look forward to enjoying this CD-ROM and using it frequently in class and research! What a remarkable gift! The cover rightly proclaims it as done zu Beginn des Multimedia-Saeculi.