Aesop's Fables

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The Floating Press, Jan 1, 2009 - Fiction - 281 pages
Aesop was an Ancient Greek story-teller and slave, famed and cherished for his short fables that often involve personified animals. In the renowned collection of works that is Aesop's Fables, he weaves moral education and entertainment together into tales that have been enjoyed by many, many generations. A lot of the stories in Aesop's Fables, such as The Fox and the Grapes (giving us the term "sour grapes"), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun and The Boy Who Cried Wolf, are well-known across the world. The 1st century philosopher Apollonius of Tyana said of Aesop that "like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths."
 

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Contents

The Fawn and his Mother
153
The Lark and her Young Ones
154
The Bowman and the Lion
155
The Boy and the Filberts
156
The Woman and her Hen
157
The Lamb and the Wolf
158
The Bear and the Gardener
159
The Heifer and the Ox
160

The Mouse the Frog and the Hawk
27
The Dog and the Oyster
28
The Wolf and the Shepherds
29
The Hares and the Frogs
30
The Lion and the Boar
31
The Mischievous Dog
32
The Quack Frog
33
The Ass the Fox and the Lion
34
The Wolf and the Sheep
35
The Cock and the Jewel
36
The Two Pots
37
The Gnat and the Lion
38
The Widow and her Little Maidens
39
The Fox and the Lion
40
The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse
41
The Monkey and the Dolphin
43
The Gamecocks and the Partridge
45
The Boy and the Nettle
46
The Trumpeter taken Prisoner
47
The Fatal Marriage
48
The Ass and the Charger
49
The Vain Jackdaw
50
The Milkmaid and her Pot of Milk
51
The Playful Ass
52
The Man and the Satyr
53
The Oak and the Reeds
54
The Huntsman and the Fisherman
55
The Mother and the Wolf
56
The Shepherd and the Wolf
57
The Dove and the Crow
58
The Old Man and the Three Young Men
59
The Lion and the Fox
61
The Horse and the Stag
62
The Lion and the Dolphin
63
The Mice in Council
64
The Camel and the Arab
65
The Fighting Cocks and the Eagle
66
The Boys and the Frogs
67
The Crab and its Mother
68
The Wolf and the Shepherd
69
The Man and the Lion
70
The Ox and the Frog
71
The Birds the Beasts and the Bat
72
The CharcoalBurner and the Fuller
73
The Bull and the Goat
74
The Lion and the Mouse
75
The Horse and the Ass
76
The Old Hound
77
The Crow and the Pitcher
78
The Ass Eating Thistles
79
The Wolf and the Lion
80
The Kings Son and the Painted Lion
81
The Trees and the Axe
83
The Seaside Travelers
84
The Seagull and the Kite
85
The Monkey and the Camel
86
The Rat and the Elephant
87
The Fisherman Piping
88
The Wolf and the Housedog
89
The Eagle and the Kite
90
The Dogs and the Hides
92
The Fisherman and the Little Fish
93
The Ass and his Purchaser
94
The Shepherd and the Sheep
95
The Fox and the Crow
96
The Swallow and the Crow
97
The Hen and the Golden Eggs
98
The Old Man and Death
99
The Fox and the Leopard
100
The Mountain in Labor
101
The Bear and the Two Travelers
102
The Sick Kite
103
The Wolf and the Crane
104
The Cat and the Cock
105
The Wolf and the Horse
106
The Two Soldiers and the Robber
107
The Monkey and the Cat
109
The Two Frogs
110
The Vine and the Goat
111
The Mouse and the Boasting Rat
112
The Dogs and the Fox
114
The Thief and the HouseDog
115
The Sick Stag
116
The Fowler and the Ringdove
117
The Kid and the Wolf
118
The Blind Man and the Whelp
119
The Geese and the Cranes
120
The North Wind and the Sun
121
The Laborer and the Snake
122
The Bull and the Calf
123
The Goat and the Ass
124
The Boasting Traveler
125
The Ass the Cock and the Lion
126
The Stag and the Fawn
127
The Partridge and the Fowler
128
The Farmer and the Stork
129
The Ass and his Driver
130
The Hare and the Hound
131
The Kites and the Swans
132
The Dog in the Manger
133
The Crow and the Serpent
134
The Cat and the Fox
135
The Eagle and the Arrow
137
The Dog Invited to Supper
138
The Frogs Asking for a King
140
The Prophet
142
The Dog and his Masters Dinner
143
The Buffoon and the Countryman
145
The Boar and the Ass
147
The Fox and the Goat
148
The Oxen and the Butchers
150
The Horse and his Rider
151
The Dog and the Hare
152
The Eagle and the Fox
161
The Hawk and the Nightingale
163
The Hen and the Swallow
164
The Herdsman and the Lost Bull
165
The Shepherds Boy and Wolf
166
The Hawk the Kite and the Pigeons
167
The Farmer and the Cranes
168
The Cat and the Mice
169
The Father and his Sons
170
The Owl and the Grasshopper
171
The Fox and the Grapes
172
The Ass carrying the Image
173
The Ass and the LapDog
174
The Tortoise and the Eagle
176
The Porcupine and the Snakes
177
The Fox who had Lost his Tail
178
The Old Lion
179
The Ass and the Wolf
180
The Horse and the Groom
181
The Ass and his Shadow
182
The Horse and the Loaded Ass
183
The Mules and the Robbers
184
The Lion and the Three Bulls
185
The Dog and the Shadow
186
The Ants and the Grasshopper
187
The Thirsty Pigeon
188
The Flies and the Honey
189
The Great and the Little Fishes
190
The Wolves and the Sheep
191
The Fox and the Stork
192
The Bat and the Weasels
193
The Hare and the Tortoise
194
Jupiter and the Monkey
195
The Lion in Love
196
The Miser
197
The Wolf and the Goat
198
The Bald Knight
199
The Fox and the WoodCutter
200
The Kid and the Wolf
201
The Lion the Bear and the Fox
202
The Stag in the OxStall
203
The Eagle and the Jackdaw
205
The Three Tradesmen
206
The Dancing Monkeys
207
The Ass and the Grasshopper
208
The Ass in the Lions Skin
209
The Boy Bathing
210
The Cock and the Fox
211
The Viper and the File
213
The Oxen and the AxleTrees
214
The Bear and the BeeHives
215
The Thrush and the Swallow
216
The Sensible Ass
217
The Lion and the Ass
218
The Fox and the Ape
219
The Lion and the Wolf
220
The Miller his Son and their Ass
221
The Travelers and the PlaneTree
223
The Tortoise and the Two Ducks
224
The Countryman and the Snake
225
The Madman who Sold Wisdom
226
The Leopard and the Fox
227
The Hare afraid of his Ears
228
The Peacock and the Crane
229
The Mouse and the Weasel
230
The Fox and the Tiger
231
The Fox and the Turkeys
233
The Eagle the Cat and the Wild Sow
234
The Peacock and the Magpie
236
The Two Goats
237
The Dove and the Ant
238
The Eagle and the Beetle
239
The Mule
240
The Cat the Weasel and the Rabbit
241
The Rat and the Frog
242
The Widow and the Sheep
243
The Man Bitten by a Dog
244
The Horse and the Wolf
245
The Goatherd and the Goats
246
The Goose with the Golden Eggs
247
The Old Woman and the WineJar
248
The Ass Carrying Salt
249
The Gnat and the Bull
251
The Lion and the Gnat
252
The Lion the Ass and the Fox Hunting
253
The Dog Whose Ears were Cropped
254
The Wind and the Sun
255
The Wild Boar and the Fox
257
The Hunter and the Wolf
258
The Astronomer
259
The Bulls and the Frogs
260
The Thief and His Mother
261
The Man and His Two Wives
262
The Heifer the Goat the Sheep and the Lion
263
The Camel and the Travelers
264
The Swan and the Goose
265
The Dolphins and the Sprat
266
The Shepherd and the Sea
267
The Bees the Drones and the Wasp
268
The Wolf the Goat and the Kid
269
The Fox and the Hedgehog
270
The Brazier and His Dog
271
The Wild Ass and the Lion
272
The Father and His Two Daughters
273
The Fir Tree and the Bramble
274
The Fox and the Monkey
275
The Farmer and His Sons
276
The Cat and the Birds
277
The Stag the Wolf and the Sheep
278
The Raven and the Swan
279
The Lioness
280
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Though many modern scholars dispute his existence, Aesop's life was chronicled by first century Greek historians who wrote that Aesop, or Aethiop, was born into Greek slavery in 620 B.C. Freed because of his wit and wisdom, Aesop supposedly traveled throughout Greece and was employed at various times by the governments of Athens and Corinth. Some of Aesop's most recognized fables are The Tortoise and the Hare, The Fox and the Grapes, and The Ant and the Grasshopper. His simple but effective morals are widely used and illustrated for children.

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