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Phædrus (c. 15 B.C.–c. 50 A.D.)

Phædrus (fē’drus). A Latin fabulist. He was a native of Macedonia, and was taken to Rome as a slave, but was freed by Augustus. Nearly the whole of the ‘Æsopian Fables of Phædrus, Freedman of Augustus’ are extant in the original poetic form; besides these, we have three different versions in Latin prose, made in the Middle Ages.