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.
As in the well known Aesop's fable, consistent plodding appeared to be more effective than a mad dash to the finish line.
One Aesop's fable was found to be dated from about the 6BC.
Aesop's fable of the frogs cautions us against submitting ourselves to the judicious judgment of the crocodile.
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.
They have apparently never heard of Aesop's fable of the goose that laid the golden egg.
Hare and Tortoise - Thursday, October 27 Meet two competing friends in this new fantastic adaptation of Aesop's fable.
The contest between the Sun and the Wind: An Aesop's fable.
Because you'll end up like the hare in Aesop's fable of the race with the tortoise.
9 In Aesop's fable who removed a thorn from the lion's paw?
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.