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Aesop (d. c. 560 bc) Greek storyteller




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Composed not later than the 2nd cent. ad ‘Fables of Aesop in Iambics’, being metrical versions of fables. 144 fables survive. The literary and artistic claims made in his two extant proems are such as to suggest that, despite the apparent artlessness of his style, he wrote for the delectation of an educated public rather than for the schoolroom.

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