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Postby Paul-Nitz » March 20th, 2013, 8:37 am

AESOP'S fables

Aesop might make some very good short stories for TPRS (with modification).
HERE are some initial thoughts to discuss in this thread about Aesop:

Where to get copyright free editions of Aesop's Fables. Are these all copyright free?

Which versions of Aesop are in Koine?
    I heard someone once (Solomon P?) mention that there were versions of the fables that were translated from older Greek into Koine.
What about this particular version? This very interesting old book is a triglot, English Latin and Greek. There are prayers and fables, selections of Lucian's dialogues and more. I sure wish I could read the book better. The pdf image is poor, but more troublesome for me is the script.
Shirley, J. (Shirleius): Εἰσαγωγή sive Introductorium Anglo-Latino-Graecum, complectens colloquia familiaria, Aesopi fabulas et Luciani selectiores Mortuorum dialogos in usum scholarum, Londini 1656.

I'll post an image of a page here to save you from a big download...
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απόστρεψον οφθαλμους ὑμῶν απο ἁμαρτιας μου.
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Postby Jonathan Robie » March 20th, 2013, 12:50 pm

Louis had an Aesop reading group, his materials are here:

Maybe that's a good place to start?

This is a pretty good collection of Aesop resources, including various Greek texts:
ἐξίσταντο δὲ πάντες καὶ διηποροῦντο, ἄλλος πρὸς ἄλλον λέγοντες, τί θέλει τοῦτο εἶναι;
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