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Aesop : The Complete Fables
Author: Aesop

ISBN: 9780140446494
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1 April 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 12.8 x 1.9
Description:
In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, Aesop created a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of human nature. Here we see a wily fox outwitted by a quick-thinking cicada, a tortoise triumphing over a self-confident hare and a fable-teller named Aesop silencing those who mock him. Each jewel-like fable provides a warning about the consequences of wrong-doing, as well as offering a glimpse into the everyday lives of the Ancient Greeks.

This definitive edition is the first translation into English of the entire corpus of 358 unbowdlerized fables. It is full annotated, with an introduction that rescues the fables from a tradition of moralistic interpretation.

About the Author

AESOP probably lived in the middle part of the sixth century BC. A statement in Herodotus gives grounds for thinking that he was a slave. OLIVIA TEMPLE is a figurative painter, a director of several private companies, and has also written articles and reviews for a variety of magazines. ROBERT TEMPLE is the author of eight books, and has published several articles about the scientific works of Aristotle. He is also a te...

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