The Aesop for Children

Overview

This book is the illustrated collection of the fables written by a slave named Aesop, who lived in Ancient Greece during the 5th century BC. Aesop is also mentioned in several other Ancient Greek works - Aristophanes, in his comedy The Wasps, represented the protagonist Philocleon as having learnt the "absurdities" of Aesop from conversation at banquets; Plato wrote in Phaedo that Socrates whiled away his jail time turning some of Aesop's fables "which he knew" into verses; Demetrius of Phalerum compiled the ...
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Overview

This book is the illustrated collection of the fables written by a slave named Aesop, who lived in Ancient Greece during the 5th century BC. Aesop is also mentioned in several other Ancient Greek works - Aristophanes, in his comedy The Wasps, represented the protagonist Philocleon as having learnt the "absurdities" of Aesop from conversation at banquets; Plato wrote in Phaedo that Socrates whiled away his jail time turning some of Aesop's fables "which he knew" into verses; Demetrius of Phalerum compiled the fables into a set of eleven books (Lopson Aisopeion sunagogai), which have been lost, for the use of orators.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781450589468
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 2/13/2010
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 456,214
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

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Aesop (ca. 620-564 BC), known for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was by tradition born a slave and was a contemporary of Croesus and Solon in the mid-sixth century BC in ancient Greece.
The earliest Greek sources (including Aristotle) indicate that Aesop was born in Thrace at a site on the Black Sea coast which would later become the city Mesambria; a number of later writers from Roman imperial period (including Phaedrus, who adapted the fables into Latin), say that he was born in Phrygia. By the 10th century A.D., according to the Suda, Samos and Sardis also claimed to be his birthplace.
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