AESOP'S ORIGINAL FABLES [A NEW TRANSLATION] With Illustrations PLUS BONUS Full Audiobook by AESOP, ARTHUR RACKHAM, Featuring Dynamic Chapter Navigation & Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience, Published By Northpointe Classics | | NOOK Book (eBook) | Barnes & Noble
AESOP'S ORIGINAL FABLES [A NEW TRANSLATION] With Illustrations PLUS BONUS Full Audiobook

AESOP'S ORIGINAL FABLES [A NEW TRANSLATION] With Illustrations PLUS BONUS Full Audiobook

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by AESOP, ARTHUR RACKHAM, Featuring Dynamic Chapter Navigation & Professional Formatting for a Premium Reading Experience, Published By Northpointe Classics
     
 
AESOP'S ORIGINAL FABLES [A NEW TRANSLATION] With Illustrations PLUS BONUS Full Audiobook

Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica are a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE.

Apollonius of Tyana, a 1st century CE philosopher, is recorded as having said about Aesop:

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AESOP'S ORIGINAL FABLES [A NEW TRANSLATION] With Illustrations PLUS BONUS Full Audiobook

Aesop's Fables or the Aesopica are a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE.

Apollonius of Tyana, a 1st century CE philosopher, is recorded as having said about Aesop:

... like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths, and after serving up a story he adds to it the advice to do a thing or not to do it. Then, too, he was really more attached to truth than the poets are; for the latter do violence to their own stories in order to make them probable; but he by announcing a story which everyone knows not to be true, told the truth by the very fact that he did not claim to be relating real events. —Philostratus, Life of Apollonius of Tyana, Book V:14

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014126816
Publisher:
Northpointe Classics
Publication date:
04/10/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
6 - 8 Years

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Aesop (620-564 BCE) was a Greek writer credited with a number of fables. Older spellings of his name have included Esop(e) and Isope. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. In many of the tales, animals speak and have human characteristics.

Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. A later tradition (dating from the Middle Ages) depicts Aesop as a black Ethiopian. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included several works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs.

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This edition has perfect formatting with easy navigation. The audio is also include so it's an excellent purchase.