Aesop's fables

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Noun1.Aesop's fables - a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller AesopAesop's fables - a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop
allegory, apologue, parable, fable - a short moral story (often with animal characters)
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During the interval of three centuries which has elapsed since the publication of this volume of Nevelet's, no book, with the exception of the Holy Scriptures, has had a wider circulation than Aesop's Fables.
Plichard Bentley, at the close of the seventeenth century, to examine more minutely the existing versions of Aesop's Fables, and he maintained that many of them could, with a slight change of words, be resolved into the Scazonic l7 iambics, in which Babrias is known to have written: and, with a greater freedom than the evidence then justified, he put forth, in behalf of Babrias, a claim to the exclusive authorship of these fables.
AN Aesop's Fable lesson for Cov Rugby and the Sky Blues from 2,500 years ago: Two pots had been left on the bank of a river, one of brass, and one of earthenware.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- I remember an Aesop's fable about the frog that wanted to be bigger than the ox.
Stories like Aesop's fable about the boy who cried wolf have been used to teach children for centuries.
Aesop's "The Lion and the Mouse" (April 28) : Von Orthal Puppets' original adaptation of Aesop's fable combines marionette and bunraku puppetry.
Because you'll end up like the hare in Aesop's fable of the race with the tortoise.
In his retelling of a classic Aesop's fable, renowned author and illustrator Jerry Pinkney stuck to illustrations only, with the exception of occasional animal sound words like squeak, screech and roar.
In Aesop's fable of the Wolf and Lamb, (1) instead of simply
The author applies a twist to Aesop's fable of The Boy Who Cried Wolf; this fractured fairy tale renders the story from the eyes of the wolf's perspective.
Like the ant in Aesop's fable, we want to prepare for the next economic downturn by careful management and an eye to protecting ourselves for the future.
Like the tortoise in Aesop's fable, all you need is to be patient--slow and steady wins the race--and to avoid a few hare traps.