What does “Of” mean in the beginning of “Of mice and men”?

The title of one of John Steinbeck’s novels:

Of Mice and Men

In Iran this novel has been translated to Persian word by word without considering the Of many years ago. It is just Mice and Humans not Of Mice and Men.

Is it only the taste of translator or had s/he been right in translating it like this? Does Of easily only mean From or something else?

I have to add the men in the title has been translated to humans in Persian. I know man or men can mean human in English but it would be better to be sure about that.


Of, in this context, means regarding. So a “translated” title might be, “Regarding Mice and Men.”

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