Aesop's Fables

Author: Aesop

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191606286

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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'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 it 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 story of the tortoise and the hare, or 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. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Aesop's Fables

Author: Aesop,Arthur Rackham

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 9781853261282

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 223

View: 6444

A collection of animal fables told by the Greek slave Aesop.

Aesop's Fables

Author: Laura Gibbs

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192840509

Category: Fiction

Page: 306

View: 4955

A collection of familiar short moral tales.

The Classic Treasury of Aesop's Fables

Author: Don Daily

Publisher: Running Press Kids

ISBN: 9780762428762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 2896

Get in step with the colorful animals that race, waddle, and leap through these pages! From a fast-footed monkey to a two-timing fox, each creature has a story to tell and a moral to teach. These famous tales tickle the imagination and teach simple truths, ones that children and adults face every day. Inside are twenty classic fables, including The Tortoise and the Hare, The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs, and The City Mouse and the Country Mouse. Passed from generation to generation, Aesop's best-loved fables are presented here with beautiful illustrations that bring these naughty, bold, brave, and lovable creatures to life.

Aesop's Fables in Latin

Ancient Wit and Wisdom from the Animal Kingdom

Author: Laura Gibbs

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865166951

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 366

View: 7031


The Georgics and Eclogues of Virgil

Translated Into English Verse by Theodore Chickering Williams, with an Introduction by George Herbert Palmer

Author: Virgil

Publisher: N.A



Page: 166

View: 7639



The Book of India's Folk Wisdom

Author: Patrick Olivelle

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0192839888

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9024

The Pancatantra is the most famous collection of fables in India and was one of the earliest Indian books to be translated into Western languages. No other Indian work has had a greater influence on world literature, and no other collection of stories has become as popular in India itself. A significant influence on the Arabian Nights and the Fables of La Fontaine, the Pancatantra teaches the principles of good government and public policy through the medium of animal stories. Its positive attitude towards life and its advocacy of ambition, enterprise, and drive counters any preconception of passivity and other-worldliness in ancient Indian society. Patrick Olivelle presents the Pancatantra in all its complexity and rich ambivalence, examining central elements of political and moral philosophy alongside the many controversial issues surrounding its history, including its numerous versions and translations, and the reconstruction of the original text by Franklin Edgerton. This new translation vividly reveals the story-telling powers of the original author, while detailed notes illuminate aspects of ancient Indian society and religion to the non-specialist reader.

The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life

Author: Gordon Lindsay Campbell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199589429

Category: History

Page: 633

View: 4836

The Oxford Handbook of Animals in Classical Thought and Life is the first comprehensive guide to animals in the ancient world, encompassing all aspects of the topic by featuring authoritative chapters on 33 topics by leading scholars in their fields. Both the realities and the more theoretical aspects of the treatment of animals in ancient times are covered in chapters which explore the domestication of animals, animal husbandry, animals as pets, Aesop'sFables, and animals in classical art and comedy, all of which closely examine the nature of human-animal interaction.


Author: Marie (de France)

Publisher: Medieval Academy Reprints for

ISBN: 9780802076366

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 9412

Comprising the 103 tales that form the earliest extant vernacular collection of fables from western Europe, this edition captures the fresh and lively tone of Marie de France's text. This is a reprint of the first edition published in 1987.

Selected Dialogues

Author: Lucian,,C. D. N. Costa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192805932

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 278

View: 1084

The Greek satirist Lucian was a brilliantly entertaining writer who invented the comic dialogue as a vehicle for satiric comment. This lively new translation is both accurate and idiomatic, and the introduction highlights Lucian's importance in his own and later times.

The Fabled Fourth Graders of Aesop Elementary School

Author: Candace Fleming

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0307484513

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 1948

Here's a chapter book of contemporary fables about a rambunctious group of fourth graders and their amazing teacher—the globe-trotting, Mayan-ceremonial-robe-wearing Mr. Jupiter—that is sure to delight students and teachers alike. There's Calvin Tallywong, who wants to go back to kindergarten. But when he actually gets the chance, he's forced to do the squirrel dance and wear a school bus name tag. The moral of his story? Be careful what you wish for. Then there's Amisha Spelwadi, who can spell wildebeest, no problem. When Mr. Jupiter asks the class to spell cat, all Amisha can come up with is kat. The moral: Don't count your chickens before they hatch. Kids will laugh out loud as they learn tried-and-true lessons in this funny, fast-paced book. And don't miss the class's continued adventures in The Fabled Fifth Graders of Aesop Elementary School by Candace Fleming. From the Hardcover edition.

The Pancatantra

Author: Sarma,Visnu

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780144000715

Category: Fables, Sanskrit

Page: 453

View: 862

The Panchatantra started travelling from the land of its origin before 570 AD, as a version in 'Pehlevi'. Since then 200 versions have been executed in 50 languages.

The Library of Greek Mythology

Author: Apollodorus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839244

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 8529

A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.

Discourses, Fragments, Handbook

Author: Epictetus

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191641979

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 7201

'About things that are within our power and those that are not.' Epictetus's Discourses have been the most widely read and influential of all writings of Stoic philosophy, from antiquity onwards. They set out the core ethical principles of Stoicism in a form designed to help people put them into practice and to use them as a basis for leading a good human life. Epictetus was a teacher, and a freed slave, whose discourses have a vivid informality, animated by anecdotes and dialogue. Forceful, direct, and challenging, their central message is that the basis of happiness is up to us, and that we all have the capacity, through sustained reflection and hard work, of achieving this goal. They still speak eloquently to modern readers seeking meaning in their own lives. This is the only complete modern translation of the Discourses, together with the Handbook or manual of key themes, and surviving fragments. Robin Hard's accurate and accessible translation is accompanied by Christopher Gill's full introduction and comprehensive notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Aesop's Fables

A Pop-up Book of Classic Tales

Author: Bruce Whatley,Kees Moerbeek

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's

ISBN: 9781847389596

Category: Aesop's fables

Page: 14

View: 3892

Aesop's Fables leap off the page and into the minds and hearts of young readers in this dazzling pop-up collection of timeless tales. Favourite stories include "The Tortoise and the Hare", "The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg", "The Lion and the Mouse", and seven others.

The Orchard Book of Aesop's Fables

Author: Michael Morpurgo

Publisher: Orchard Books

ISBN: 9781843622710

Category: Animals

Page: 96

View: 2220

A timeless collection of over twenty of Aesop's best-loved fables, including favourites such as The Hare and the Tortoise, Town Mouse and Country Mouse, Dog in the Manger and The Lion and the Mouse. The tales are retold with warmth and humour by former Children's Laureate Michael Morpurgo and brought to life by Emma Chichester Clark's exquisitely playful and distinctive artwork.