Sunday, January 30, 2011

Westcott: Fifty Sories from Aulus Gellius

Fifty Sories from Aulus Gellius, ed. by John Howell Westcott (1893)

As the title page explains, these stories have been "edited for reading at sight." You will find all kinds of marvelous stories in here, including the Aesopic fable of the lark and the reapers and also Androcles and the lion, along with the story of Arion and the dolphin, the infamous horse of Sejanus which brought bad luck to all its owners, a story about Alexander's famous horse Bucephalus, and many more! Each story contains notes at the bottom of the page to help with the sight reading.

The book is not illustrated, but I could not resist including Bouguereau's Arion and the dolphin:


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