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 (ē′səp, -sŏp′) Sixth century bc.
Greek fabulist traditionally considered the author of Aesop's Fables, including "The Tortoise and the Hare" and "The Fox and the Grapes."

Ae·so′pi·an (ē-sō′pē-ən), Ae·sop′ic (-sŏp′ĭk) adj.
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The "ainos", as its name denotes, is an admonition, or rather a reproof veiled, either from fear of an excess of frankness, or from a love of fun and jest, beneath the fiction of an occurrence happening among beasts; and wherever we have any ancient and authentic account of the Aesopian fables, we find it to be the same.
Many of them lack that unity of design, that close connection of the moral with the narrative, that wise choice in the introduction of the animals, which constitute the charm and excellency of true Aesopian fable.
This was a noble effort to do honor to the great fabulist, and was the most perfect collection of Aesopian fables ever yet published.
This collection of Nevelet's is the great culminating point in the history of the revival of the fame and reputation of Aesopian Fables.
This discovery attracted very general attention, not only as confirming, in a singular manner, the conjectures so boldly made by a long chain of critics, but as bringing to light valuable literary treasures tending to establish the reputation, and to confirm the antiquity and authenticity of the great mass of Aesopian Fable.
Possony, the Hoover Institution's director of international studies, traces the use of this practice to Vladimir Lenin, who "employed Aesopian expressions to get by the tsarist censor.
Both the use of Aesopian discourse and its interpretation are fraught with notorious pitfalls.
AESOPIAN will boost European awareness of good practice in telematics applications through remote access to a best-practices World Wide Web Server, and a personal computer tool.
Instead, the task I undertake in this essay is to see if an examination of the vast Aesopian material can reveal likely candidates for Socratic versifying.
But while the Aesopian Greek hares are told they must tighten their belts and make do with less health and education, the fact that the Greek arms imports continue to grow -- importing German weapons and "defence" systems (against what threat?
Stripped of Aesopian verbiage, this means, "Charity starts at home.
The protagonist of this Aesopian form here is the wily spider, Ananse.