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Phaedrus and Tiberius

I have been reading the Fables of Phaedrus, in five short books, available from Gutenberg here.  These are adaptations of the older Aesop literature, as the prologue to book three makes clear. Few will know that the fables contain sidelights on the Rome of Tiberius.  Tiberius Cæsar, when on his way to Naples, came to his […]