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    Title Aesop's fables / translated with an introduction and notes by Laura Gibbs.
    Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.


    Descript xli, 306 p. ; 20 cm.
    Series Oxford world's classics.
    Oxford world's classics (Oxford University Press) (uri) (uri) 97075954
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
    Contents Aesop, the popular favourite -- Fables -- Aetiologies, paradoxes, insults, and jokes.
    Summary The story goes that a sow who had delivered a whole litter of piglets loudly accosted a lioness. "How many children do you breed?" asked the sow. "I breed only one," said the lioness, "but he is very well bred!" The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ago. Aesop was reputedly a tongue-tied slave who miraculously received the power of speech; from his legendary storytelling came the collections of prose and verse fables scattered throughout Greek and Roman literature. First published in English by Caxton in 1484, the fables and their morals continue to charm modern readers: who does not know the stories of the tortoise and the hare, and the boy who cried wolf? This new translation is the first to represent all the main fable collections in ancient Latin and Greek, arranged according to the fables' contents and themes. It includes 600 fables, many of which come from sources never before translated into English.
    Subject Aesop's fables -- Translations into English. (uri) (uri) 81128830
    Fables, Greek -- Translations into English. (uri)
    Genre Fables.
    Alt Author Gibbs, Laura. Translator. Author of introduction. (uri) (uri) b2002036023
    Add Title Aesop's fables. English (uri) (uri) 2014040911
    ISBN/ISSN 0192840509 (uri)

    Library Shelving Location Electronic Link Call Number and Holdings Request Status
    Bard Bard Stevenson Library   PA3855.E5 G533 2002 AVAILABLE
    USMA USMA Library - Circulating Books   PA3855.E5 G54 2002 AVAILABLE
    Vassar Main   PA3855.E5 G533 2002 AVAILABLE