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This is the first translation ever to make available the complete corpus of 358 fables. Aesop was probably a prisoner of war, sold into slavery in the early sixth century BC, who represented his masters in court and negotiations and relied on animal stories to put across his key points. Such fables vividly reveal the strange superstitions of ordinary ancient Greeks, how they treated their pets, how they spoilt their sons and even what they kept in their larders. As these stories became well-known, 'Aesopic' one-liners were ...

The Complete Fables 1998, Penguin Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780140446494

Revised edition Annotated

Trade paperback

The Complete Fables 1998, Turtleback Books

ISBN-13: 9780808586814

Turtleback School & Library edition