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Who was Syntipas? Thanks to Ben Perry's Aesopica, Syntipas is probably best known today as the author of a set of Aesop's fables in Greek. The name is a pseudonym, something like the name "Aesop" itself. In addition to being credited with this set of fables, Syntipas is also credited with the Greek version of a collection of stories known as The Seven Sages (often called the "Dolopathos" in the western tradition, after the name of the protagonist in a famous Latin version of the text).


And just who was the author of these fables? That would be Michael Andreopoulos, a Byzantine scholar of the eleventh century, who translated these stories from Syriac into Greek.  Most of them are familiar fables, attested elsewhere in the Greek tradition, but approximately one fourth of the total are fables not elsewhere attested in the written tradition, except in this collection and its derivatives.


The Latin translations here are from a Greek-Latin edition of Syntipas available at GoogleBooks, which was originally published in 1781! Euge GoogleBooks!


Syntipas, page 1:

Syntipas 1: Asinus et cicada.

Syntipas 2: Homo et mors.

Syntipas 3: Hirundo et corvus.

Syntipas 4: Fluvii et mare.

Syntipas 5: Felis et lima.

Syntipas 6: Venator et lupus.

Syntipas 7: Galli gallinacei duo.

Syntipas 8: Columba et vas aquaticum.

Syntipas 9: Corvus et pastor.

Syntipas 10: Lepus et vulpes.


Syntipas, page 2:

Syntipas 11: Taurus, Leaena et Aper.

Syntipas 12: Pastor, ovis et leo.

Syntipas 13: Leo et tauri duo

Syntipas 14: Vulpes et simia.

Syntipas 15: Cervus et venatores

Syntipas 16: Canis et fabri aerarii

Syntipas 17: Vulpes et leo.

Syntipas 18: Serpens calcata

Syntipas 19: Canes et vulpes.

Syntipas 20: Cervus aegrotans 


Syntipas, page 3:

Syntipas 21: Venator et canis.

Syntipas 22: Lepores et vulpes.

Syntipas 23: Puer et vir.

Syntipas 24: Aquila et vulpes.

Syntipas 25: Vipera et homo.

Syntipas 26: Auceps et perdix.

Syntipas 27: Homo et avis.

Syntipas 28: Canis cibum ferens.

Syntipas 29: Asinus et equus.

Syntipas 30: Onager et asinus.


Syntipas, page 4:

Syntipas 31: Ficus et oliva.

Syntipas 32: Homo quidam et olitor

Syntipas 33: Canis et macellarius.

Syntipas 34: Canis et olitor.

Syntipas 35: Venter et pedes.

Syntipas 36: Noctua, fulica et rubus.

Syntipas 37: Leo aegrotans et ferae.

Syntipas 38: Canis et lupa.

Syntipas 39: Iuvenis et scorpio.

Syntipas 40: Taurus, leo et caprae agrestes.


Syntipas, page 5:

Syntipas 41: Vir et aethiops aqua se abluens.

Syntipas 42: Vidua et avis.

Syntipas 43: Formica et cicada

Syntipas 44: Capra et lupus.

Syntipas 45: Homo, equa, eiusque pullus

Syntipas 46: Piscator et simia

Syntipas 47: Culex et taurus.

Syntipas 48: Homo et cyclops.

Syntipas 49: Venator et eques.

Syntipas 50: Canis et lepus.


Syntipas, page 6:

Syntipas 51: Feles et mures.

Syntipas 52: Lupus et leo.

Syntipas 53: Avium concilium.

Syntipas 54: (deest)

Syntipas 55: Sol, boreas et homo.

Syntipas 56: Duo homines et canis.

Syntipas 57: Avis et hirundo.

Syntipas 58: Passer et auceps.

Syntipas 59: Camelus cornua sibi petens.

Syntipas 60: Olores et anseres.

Syntipas 61: Lupi et homo.

Syntipas 62: Cicada et homo.



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