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.
TODAY: The spectacular octagon drawing room of Castell Coch in Tongwynlais, Cardiff, is the perfect setting in which to listen to Aesop's Fables.
Could a timeless classic like Aesop's Fables still inform us today?
Bewick's artistic skill quickly became apparent, with a string of children's books, followed by the bestselling (and anatomically accurate) General History Of Quadrupeds and two volumes on British birds along with tomes dedicated to Robert Burns and Aesop's fables.
WHAT TO SAY TO A PORCUPINE: 20 HUMOROUS TALES THAT GET TO THE HEART OF GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE is a fun, easily-read guide which uses the format of Aesop's fables to illustrate basic principles of customer service, from listening to customer needs to adjusting behaviors.
Aesop's Fables were stories that, although fictional, carried an important lesson.
she is angry at all of you for preferring Aesop's fables to
In the 1963 Open Court reader, titled Reading Is Fun, which was designed for the second semester of 1st grade, at least half the entries were classics, including Aesop's fables ("The Fox and the Grapes," "The Hare and the Tortoise," "The Boy Who Cried Wolf"); Mother Goose rhymes; folk tales ("The Little Red Hen," "The Gingerbread Boy," "The Three Billy Goats Gruff," "The Three Bears"), and poems (by Vachel Lindsay, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Christina Rossetti).
Articles from fall of 2002 to winter of 2006 discuss topics ranging from a discussion of the value of the Head Start program to the extremely deleterious effects of associating with thieving, harmful or shifty individuals in the realm of business (as one of Aesop's fables warns, "You are judged by the company you keep"), to disaster preparedness lessons that can be drawn from the devastation left by hurricane Katrina.
A video project that I have had great success with is based on Aesop's Fables.
com) will let people print classics such as Dante's Inferno or Aesop's Fables, as well as other books no longer under copyright.