Aesop's Fables

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Puffin Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 25 pages
"The Country Mouse and the City Mouse", "The Fox and the Grapes", "The Hare and the Tortoise"--these and other well-loved fables are ilustrated with intricately detailed paintings that provide a perfect counterpoint. "(A) magnificent volume . . . illustrated with elegant paintings in opulent colors".--Publishers Weekly. Full color.

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About the author (1993)

Aesop probably lived in the middle part of the sixth century BC. A statement in Herodotus gives ground for thinking that he was a slave belonging to a citizen of Samos called Iadmon. Legend says that he was ugly and misshapen. There are many references to Aesop found in the Athenian writers: Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, Aristotle and others. It is not known whether he wrote down his Fables himself, nor indeed how many of them are correctly attributed to his invention.

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