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The Fables of Aesop: Two Translations

ByAesop

Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. Apollonius of Tyana, a 1st century AD philosopher, is recorded as having said about Aesop: ... like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths, and after serving up a story he adds to it the advice to do a thing or not to do it. Then, too, he was really more attached to truth than the poets are; for the latter do violence to their own stories in order to make them probable; but he by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events. —Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Book V:14

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Publication Date
Nov 21, 2012
Language
English
ISBN
9781300430858
Category
Fiction
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
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By (author): Aesop

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EPUB

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