Aesop



c620–c560 b.c, Greek writer of fables.
Contemporary Examples

A long list of favorite books includes Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of Oz, Aesop’s Fables, and The Odyssey.
Gabrielle Giffords’ Gunman: Jared Lee Loughner Eve Conant January 7, 2011

Historical Examples

Even children are now taught, in despite of Aesop, that animals never spoke.
Imaginary Conversations and Poems Walter Savage Landor

I wish to show you the statue of Kryloff, the Russian Aesop, as he is called.
Fred Markham in Russia W. H. G. Kingston

This story is said by Hermippus to have been told by Pataikos, he who said that he had inherited the soul of Aesop.
Plutarch’s Lives, Volume I (of 4) Plutarch

Aesop proceeds, Thales seemed to imply that he should soon grow old.
Essays and Miscellanies Plutarch

My old friend Aesop, in particular, had failed so much that no one could be sorry he had retired; his voice gave way altogether.
The World’s Greatest Books, Vol IX. Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton

At Aquila in 1493 an Aesop was produced, copied from the Naples edition of 1485.
Fine Books Alfred W. Pollard

These few facts are all that can be relied on with any degree of certainty, in reference to the birth, life, and death of Aesop.
Aesop’s Fables Aesop

The company applauded Aesop’s wit, and good feeling was restored.
De La Salle Fifth Reader Brothers of the Christian Schools

Phaedrus followed Aesop, but, as he affirms, not slavishly; i. prol.
The Student’s Companion to Latin Authors George Middleton

noun
?620–564 bc, Greek author of fables in which animals are given human characters and used to satirize human failings

Greek Aisopos, semi-legendary 6c. B.C.E. fablist.

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