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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.
The recommendations of the Venice Commission are only recommendations (not obligatory) and are usually articulated in the Aesopian language (in a roundabout way) especially when the matter is specific to the country and it is therefore left to local lawmaker to hammer out solutions fir for that particular society," Professor Biljana Vankovska said in a Facebook post.
The first is actually titled "Fable," and displays Aesopian concision, down to the moral: "a spouting whale courts the harpoon" (14).
The book brought Kapuscinski to the attention of the West, but speaking of the difficulty of using a disguised Aesopian story to comment on domestic politics, he was understandably reluctant to advertise what he was doing.
This article explores a key example of the Aesopian genre, Der weisse Buffel oder Von der grossen Gerechtigkeit (1937/1945) by the controversial inner emigrant writer Ernst Wiechert.
Subtitled "A Fairy Story," the "little squib"--Orwell's modest term for the book when he wrote the Russian emigre scholar Gleb Struve--was only thirty thousand words, a brilliantly original hybrid of Aesopian fable, Menippean satire, and historical allegory.
Ali says that TV dramas --even those that don't intentionally try to bestow Aesopian lessons--can help give us perspective when real life mimics a plot invented in a writers room.
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.