Babrius

Babrius ( Greek : Βάβριος , Bábrios ; fl.  c.  2nd century), [1] also known as Babrias ( Βαβρίας ) or Gabrias ( Γαβρίας ), [2] was the author of a collection of Greek fables , [2] many of which are known today as Aesop's Fables .

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Babrius is the reputed author of a collection (discovered in the 19th century) of more than 125 fables based on those called Aesop’s, in Greek verse. He may have been a hellenised Roman living in Asia Minor during the late first century of our era. The fables are all in one metre and in very good style, humorous and pointed. Some are original.


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