An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds

An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds

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An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds is the first English verse translation of the Greek satirical poem Diegesis Paidiophrastos ton Zoon ton Tetrapodon. Written by an anonymous author in fourteenth-century Byzantium, this vernacular allegorical poem has long been recognized as a unique document, one that appears to have originated independently of comparable works in other traditions. A medieval Animal Farm, the story describes a convention of animals in which each beast vaunts its uses to humanity while denigrating others, resulting in a cataclysmic battle. The authors provide extensive textual analysis and notes on the form, style, and context of the poem.See also rhetoric predator. ... See obscenity prologue of Tale, 61, 66, 71, 254 (see also acrostic, intention of Tale); authenticity, 86, 435, 447, 449-52; consistency with Conclusion, 45859; interpretation, 436; language, 118, 120, 134, 471;anbsp;...

Title:An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2013-08-13


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