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[fee-druh s, fed-ruh s]
  1. flourished a.d. c40, Roman writer of fables.
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Historical Examples of phaedrus

  • The local arrangement of the vision is less distinct than that of the Phaedrus and Phaedo.

    The Republic


  • If genuine, the proper place of the Menexenus would be at the end of the Phaedrus.

  • And so, Phaedrus, you really imagine that I am going to improve upon the ingenuity of Lysias?

  • Therefore, Phaedrus, bid him do at once what he will soon do whether bidden or not.

  • There are no means of determining the relative order in time of the Phaedrus, Symposium, Phaedo.

British Dictionary definitions for phaedrus


  1. ?15 bc –?50 ad, Roman author of five books of Latin verse fables, based chiefly on Aesop
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