The Aesopic Tradition Innon-English-Speakingcultures
THE AESOPIC TRADITION IN NON-ENGLISH-SPEAKING CULTURES
Joseph R. Berrigan (essay date 1978)
SOURCE: "The Latin Aesop of Ermolao Barbaro," in Manuscripta, Vol. XXII, No. 3, November 1978, pp. 141-48.
[In the following essay, Berrigan looks at the Italian Renaissance tradition of teaching languages as well as morals via translations of Aesop's works.]
The Latin translators of Aesop in the first half of the Quattrocento comprise a small group of Italians, whose contributions to the field of fable literature have been the subject of study for the past century by both classical and Renaissance scholars. A particularly...
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