Laura Gibbs, PhD

Laura Gibbs, PhD Laura Gibbs teaches online courses in Mythology and Folklore for the University of Oklahoma. She received a PhD in comparative literature at the University of California at Berkeley, where she taught both Latin and Polish. Gibbs has developed an online library of Aesop's fables in English, Latin, and Greek at www.Aesopica.net. Information about her teaching and web publications can be found at www.MythFolklore.net. Gibbs is the translator of Aesop's Fables for the Oxford World's Classics series (Oxford University Press, 2008) and is the author of several self-published volumes of Latin proverbs, mottoes, and sayings and of Aesop's Fables in Latin: Ancient Wit and Wisdom from the Animal Kingdom (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2009).

Laura Gibbs, PhD's Books

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  • Aesop's Fables in Latin: Ancient Wit and Wisdom from the Animal Kingdom

    Author: Laura Gibbs
    Product Code: 6951
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-695-0

    Description & More Details

    This intermediate Latin reader allows students to review grammar and syntax and increase their knowledge of Latin prose style while they read eighty Aesop's fables in Latin prose, taken from the seventeenth-century edition illustrated by Francis Barlow. These Latin prose fables are ideal for Latin language students: simple, short, witty, and to-the-point, with a memorable moral lesson that provides a jumping-off point for discussion. Forty original black-and-white Barlow illustrations and 129 pertinent Latin proverbs are featured, spurs for classroom discussion. Selected fables include many that have become proverbial, such as "The Tortoise and The Hare"? and "The Dog in the Manger,"? along with lesser known fables.