Aesop's Fables

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Laura Gibbs
Oxford University Press, 2002 - Fiction - 306 pages
35 Reviews
The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the story of the tortoise and the hare, or the boy who cried wolf?

This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections in ancient Latin and Greek, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes 600 fables, many of which come from sources never before translated into English.

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Review: Aesop's Fables (Tales of Antiquity)

User Review  - Jami - Goodreads

This audio collection had 160 of the fables, and I liked the variety of the selections. This was very enjoyable to revisit some childhood stories that I recalled and I had forgotten that they were ... Read full review

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Once again I enjoy anything that Lisbeth Zwerger does, beautiful book. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Laura Gibbs completed her M.Phil. in European Literature at St Antony's College, Oxford and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. She has also studied and taught at the Centre for the Study of Anthropology and the Ancient World at the University of Siena in Italy. She is currently employed as a specialist in academic computing at the University of Oklahoma where she is developing Latin and Greek teaching tools for use on the Internet.

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