Category: Gaius Julius Phaedrus

Gaius Julius Phaedrus (/ˈfiːdrəs/; Greek: Φαῖδρος; Phaîdros) was a 1st-century CE Roman fabulist and the first versifier of a collection of Aesop’s fables into Latin. Few facts are known about him for certain and there was little mention of his work during late antiquity. It was not until the discovery of a few imperfect manuscripts during and following the Renaissance that his importance emerged, both as an author and in the transmission of the fables.

The Poor Man and the Serpent

The Camel and the Flea

The Old Lion and the Fox

The Sheep and the Crow

The Stork, the Goose, and the Hawk

The Truthful Man, the Liar, and the Apes

The Wolf, the Huntsman, and the Shepherd

The Sheep and the Wolves

The Wolf, the Fox, and the Shepherd

The Nightingale, the Hawk, and the Fowler

The Goat and the Bull

The Ass, the Ox, and the Birds

The Partridge and the Fox

The Birds and the Swallow

The Crane, the Crow, and the Countryman