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Babrius

Babrius, or Babrias, or Gabrias, a Greek writer of fables, whose history and date are unknown. The best authorities refer him to the third century of our era. Until 1843 a few fragments only in Suidas preserved his name, but in that year a manuscript was found in a monastery on Mount Athos, containing 123 of his fables, evidently based on those of AEsop, unless he preceded the latter in date. In 1859, 95 more were produced, but the authenticity of this last batch is doubtful. Both sets were edited by Sir G. C. Lewis, and their alleged discoverer was a Greek named Mynas.

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