(d. c. 560 bc) Greek storyteller

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(6th cent. bc),

probably a legendary figure, to whom tradition attributes the authorship of the whole stock of Greek fables which became known to the West in the Renaissance through the 14th‐cent. prose version compiled by the Byzantine scholar Maximus Planudes. Erasmus produced a Latin edition in 1513.

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