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Aesop's Fables (Illustrated Junior Library)

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ISBN13: 9780448060033
ISBN10: 0448060035
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'The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole litter of piglets loudly accosted a lioness. "How many children do you breed?" asked the sow. "I breed only one," said the lioness, "but he is very well bred!"' 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 stories of the tortoise and the hare, and 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.

Synopsis:

A collection of concise stories told by the Greek slave, Aesop.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780448060033
Author:
Kredel, Fritz
Author:
Kredel, Fritz
Author:
Aesop
Publisher:
Grosset & Dunlap
Location:
New York
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Literature - Classics / Contemporary
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - Greek & Roman
Subject:
Fables
Subject:
Children s-Fables
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Illustrated Junior Library
Publication Date:
19470801
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 1 up to AND UP
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.29x6.72x.93 in. 1.24 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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