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Phaedrus

Phaedrus fē´drəs [key], fl. 1st cent. AD, Latin writer, a Thracian slave, possibly a freedman of Augustus. He wrote fables in verse based largely on those of Aesop . The prose collections of fables that were popular throughout Western Europe in the Middle Ages were probably derived from Phaedrus.

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