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HesperosStudies in Ancient Greek Poetry Presented to M. L. West on his Seventieth Birthday$
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P. J. Finglass, C. Collard, and N. J. Richardson

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199285686

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.001.0001

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A Human Fable and the Justice of Beasts in Archilochus

A Human Fable and the Justice of Beasts in Archilochus

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(p.101) 8 A Human Fable and the Justice of Beasts in Archilochus
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Hesperos
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Paula da Cunha Corrêa

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285686.003.0008

This chapter considers fragments (174 and 177 IEG) belonging to one of the most important and well-known epodes of Archilochus (172-81), in which ‘The Fable of the Fox and the Eagle’ is narrated. They are extracts from a larger study in which all fragments of Archilochus that contain fables and animal metaphors will be examined, with an emphasis on the particular ethos of each animal.

Keywords:   Archilochus, The Fable of the Fox and the Eagle, fables, animal metaphors, ethos

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