\bˈabɹɪəs], \bˈabɹɪəs], \b_ˈa_b_ɹ_ɪ__ə_s]\
Definitions of BABRIUS
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A Greek writer of fables in verse; variously referred to the time immediately preceding the Augustan age, and to the third century of our era; his name also shows variants, as Babrias, Gabrius. Till 1842 only a few fragments of Babrius were known to be extant; but in that year, in the Laura of Mt. Athos was discovered a MS. containing 123 of his fables. In 1846 Sir George Cornewall Lewis published them together with the pre-existing fragments, and in 1859 or 1860 appeared a good English version by James Davies. The fables have also been edited by W. G. Rutherford (1883), and by F. G. Schneidewin (1880).
By Charles Dudley Warner