Aesop's Fables

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Amazon Digital Services LLC - Kdp Print Us, Dec 14, 2011 - 144 pages
Herodotus tells of a slave named Aesop who wrote fables in 5th century BCE Greece. Socrates is said to have spent some of his time in jail versifying Aesop's fables. From "The Tortoise and the Hare" to "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," Aesop's fables are a highly entertaining medium for moral instruction, known throughout the world.

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User Review  - LisCarey - www.librarything.com

This is an enjoyable, quick (under three hours) reading of all of Aesop's fables. There are a few where I thought that this must not be the same translation I read as a kid, but that was a long time ... Read full review

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User Review  - REGoodrich - LibraryThing

Aesops's Fables are short and sweet and easy to read for most ages. A number of the stories are very clever, all with a point or moral to be learned in the end. There are quite a few in this book that ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

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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