Aesop's Fables

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Lightning Source Incorporated, Oct 1, 2001 - Juvenile Fiction - 132 pages
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 collectionsof 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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User Review  - jknuts1 - LibraryThing

I think Aesop's Fables are timeless, and this rendition is no exception. The illustrations are wonderful, and complement the simply written text of each story perfectly. I also like that the morals ... Read full review

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User Review  - CatherineWillett - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed reading the short fables in “Aesop's Fables”. What I liked most was that each fable had the moral at the end in italics. Although you can interpret the meaning from reading the fable ... Read full review

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Aesop (620-560 BC) was a slave in ancient Greece who is known only for the genre of fables that are ascribed to him.

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