An Entertaining Tale of Quadrupeds: Translation and Commentary
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.
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Taking into consideration that it is dated and Byzantine, the book was alright. I'm not certain it would as popular today as it was back in the 1300s, but it does serve as marker of what can and will ... Read full review