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. They have been translated into the greater number of the languages both of Europe and of the East, and have been read, and will be read, for generations, alike by Jew, Heathen, Mohammedan, and Christian.
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.
But I've got 'AEsop's Fables,' and a book about Kangaroos and things, and the 'Pilgrim's Progress.'"
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.
The contest between the Sun and the Wind: An Aesop's fable. Heather Forest.
When it comes to working on and completing projects, are you the hare or the tortoise from Aesop's fable? Make sure you know the best way to work and how to keep on track so you'll finish as you should and be successful.
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.