Aesop's Fables(Classic illustrations)

Aesop's Fables(Classic illustrations)

by Aesop
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Aesop's Fables(Classic illustrations) by Aesop

Aesop's Fables or Aesopica refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. His fables are some of the most well known in the world. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many stories included in Aesop's Fables, such as The Fox and the Grapes (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), The Tortoise and the Hare, The North Wind and the Sun, The Boy Who Cried Wolf and The Ant and the Grasshopper are well-known throughout the world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012646170
Publisher: JC PUB NETWORKS
Publication date: 03/03/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 996,965
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 6 - 8 Years

About the Author

Aesop or Esop (pronounced /ˈeɪsɒp/ AY-sop or /ˈiːsəp/ EE-səp; Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos; c. 620-564 BC), known for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was by tradition born a slave (δούλος) and was a contemporary of Croesus and Solon in the mid-6th century BC in ancient Greece. Aesop's existence remains uncertain, and no writings by Aesop survive, but numerous fables attributed to him were gathered and set down in writing across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day; various collections under the rubric Aesop's Fables are currently available. In many of these stories animals speak and have human characteristics; see for example the Tortoise and the Hare or the Ant and the Grasshopper.
While the Aesopic fables today are often cast as stories for children, for the early Greeks the fable "was a technique of criticism and persuasion, which by its indirectness might avoid giving offense, while at the same time making a powerful impression by its artistry. It was especially valuable to the weak as a weapon against the powerful." As the legendary creator of fables, quoted by Socrates, Aristophanes, and others, Aesop was highly regarded by the Greeks, despite his origin as a slave.
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 Aesop 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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Aesop's Fables(Classic illustrations) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 493 reviews.
IkaIka More than 1 year ago
What can one say about all the wonderful tells of this book. You can entertain yourself for days!
Ymn Nasser More than 1 year ago
Google 'gutenburg free ebooks'. This book of stories is great and no longer under copyright law so it's ( along with a lot if other classics) actually free to download instantly thru your nook or pc to nook via the mentioned website.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love him he is a wonderful writer my youngest child in middle school is learning about him so i wanted to read her/him his fables yaayaaaayayyyayay they are so happy with the fable they love them i would recomend them to middle schoolers to learn!!!!!!!!!! :) :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
Every story in this book has a moral. 'Spare the Rod and Spoil the Child.' It means instead of hitting the child let them get in trouble and realize what they did wrong. Also i thought it would have a good impact on children and parents.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The is an excellent book!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My childhood memories are few and far betwen but I specifically remember Aesop's Fables. A wonderful tale ever child should have a chance to read at an early age.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For kids undr ten. Good to read in bed or snuggled up with a blanket on a rainy day! Your reader Abby
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It teaches us some very good morals,"honesty is very important", is just one of the many morals Aesop wrote. I LOVE THE BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think it had a lot of good details & I like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's ok but they said a bad word for the donkeys in one of te stories not my 100% favorites but ...... well ..... it's ok
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Asops fables are very sweet because my favorite is the lion and the mouse
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So awesome!!!!!! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;)
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I hate this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Where's the character list? I can't find it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its so fun to read. I love the literature that was given.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please freind me.And i love asop fables so fun to read
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
He walked around.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Nice to see your face for once" he said
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Glistening not listening