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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 it 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 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford Worlds Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe.Each affordable volume reflects Oxfords commitment to scholarship- providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features- including expert introductions by leading authorities- helpful notes to clarify the text- up-to-date bibliographies for further study- and much more.... Please click here to ask a question
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