Aesop's Fables

This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop s fables in a collection that will delight young and old readers alike Here are all the age old favorites the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat, and steady tortoise just as endearingly vivid and relevant now as they were for their very first audience Although the tThis timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop s fables in a collection that will delight young and old readers alike Here are all the age old favorites the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat, and steady tortoise just as endearingly vivid and relevant now as they were for their very first audience.Although the three hundred fables in this collection are attributed to Aesop, and his name is synonymous with the form, it seems unlikely he was in fact anything than a legendary figure While some historical accounts maintain he was a slave with a prodigious talent for storytelling who lived during the sixth century B.C many believe it unlikely that this whole stock of fables can be attributed to one individual.
Aesop s Fables This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop s fables in a collection that will delight young and old readers alike Here are all the age old favorites

  • Title: Aesop's Fables
  • Author: Aesop
  • ISBN: 9781904919810
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. 1001. Aesop’s Fables = The Aesopica, AesopusAesop's Fables, or the Aesopica, is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with his name have descended to modern times through a number of sources and continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic media.حکایتهای ازوپ - ازوپ (هرمس، زوار، اسا [...]

    2. How often in life these little fables come up and we forget their original (or semi-original) source. Thousands of years old parables told over and over again, then written down. What do they really mean, you can ask yourself these questions over and over again and have a different answer each time. Take the "Tortoise and the Hare" as an example: Is it always true that slow and steady wins the race. Is that really what the story says? Could it be a broad theory that is subject to individual opin [...]

    3. Aesop wrote many intelligent fables in here, and some are real life lessons. One of the most famous, and also the one I take the most from, is The Hare and the Tortoise. We all know the story and the maxim: slow and steady wins the race. Being arrogant and fast isn’t all that. I remember reading this at school for the first time when I was around five to six years old, and somehow, it stuck with me. I always take the tortoise approach in life whether it be writing essays or training for marath [...]

    4. AESOP'S ECHOESIt is amazing how so many popular references and common senses are found here. Aesop finds his echoes throughout the high flying philosophers and through the earthy grandmothers, not only engrafted into the literature of the civilized world, but familiar as household words in daily conversation of peoples, across borders. It is all pervading. And to top it off, such great pleasure too.Wisdom, and simplicity, and entertainment - through unforgettable stories - what more could be ask [...]

    5. I must admit that at this time some of these tales fell flat and are as antiquarian as Carriages? Shepherds?But still, some of them are cynical enough to strike my fancy, and most of them end with a little innocent critter dying and learning a mistake way too late--all so that we can benefit. There is misogyny, racism, classism the works. Its deletion of this from the "1001 Books" List doesn't affect me (or you), really.My favorites include the one about the bat who denies his classification of [...]

    6. These moral lessons were my bible.when I wasn't made to learn my bible as a kid.The other day I realized I didn't know all of Aesop's Fables. Certainly I've read a few and heard many more, but I'd never sat down and read the whole thing. So I rectified that.Now I can see why some of the lesser known fables are lesser known. Not every one of these often-anthropomorphic tales of animals wise and woeful is a winner. None are terrible, but every once in a while one of them doesn't quite resinate. A [...]

    7. I was looking for a Christmas present for my nephew the other day when I noticed an edition of Aesop's Fables in Blackwells. I had a copy myself when I was a kid, and it was one of my favourite books. I can't guess how many times I read it.Thinking about it now, it surprises me to realise how fresh and up-to-date it still feels. Most of the stuff from that period is starting to slip away; most people don't read the Bible any more, or Homer, or Euripides, or Seneca. Obviously, they're still ackno [...]

    8. My colleague S, with whom I'm currently doing a project involving Italian, lent me this book so that I could improve my shaky grasp of her language. I was pleased to find that I could understand quite a lot of it! The high point was discovering an Aesop's Fable that I hadn't previously come across:The Frogs and the WellSome frogs lived happily in a puddle. Then summer arrived; as one hot day succeeded another, the puddle shrank until it disappeared altogether. The frogs had no choice but to seek [...]

    9. The world of fables for the west really originated with the slave Aesop and this marvellous collection of stories. In France, La Fontaine would probably never have existed had Aesop not existed. The fairy tales of Grimm and Andersson similarly drew inspiration from Aesop. The most famous of course is the eternal Tortoise and the Hare, but don't stop there as there are amazing tales here with philosophical and moral messages that transcend the ages.

    10. I think this is the book I can call a REAL masterpiece.OVERVIEWThis book contains Fables. Each fable is different from the other and contains different moral. Author uses animals to convey his message. There are very few Fables in which he uses humans. But I didn't mind that fact. I just wanted a lesson. And I must praise author for such a great comparison between humans and animals. He has used an appropriate animal for a particular human characteristic. Overall this book contains almost every [...]

    11. If there's one book that deserves a classic status, it's Aesop's Fables. With hidden moral values among wit, humor, fantasy and animals, Aesop created some of the most clever scenarios and stories of all time.

    12. مسافری از خستگی سفر تلو تلو میخورد چشمش ندید و به داخل چاه عمیقی افتاد و همان جا خوابش برد.الهه سرنوشت به سراغش آمد و او را تکان داد تا بیدار شود و گفت:《بیدار شو و خودت را از این چاه بیرون بکش که بعدها هر که این ماجرا را بشنود،آن را به پای حماقت تو نمینویسد و به گردن من میاندازد ک [...]

    13. Description: 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 [...]

    14. Micro-relatos muy entretenidos. Si bien su clave es la moraleja, creo que se leen mejor con criterios formalistas. En casi todas estas fábulas hay formas abstractas en funcionamiento que parecen estructuras algebraicas: hay un conjunto de elementos y reglas de interacción entre esos elementos. El pasaje ocurre por analogía -como figura retórica- o por morfismo -relación matemática entre estructuras abstractas-. Creo que esta condición es la que ha llevado a un uso extendido de Esopo en la [...]

    15. This was the only book quite appropriate for my young age that I read as a child, a precious edition with lots of drawings by one of the best book illustrators, Arthur Rackham, which to date is still much loved by me. I have that old copy with me even now, relatively well preserved.

    16. قورباغه‌هایی که می‌خواستند شاه داشته باشند.این حکایت به زمانی باز می‌گردد که قورباغه‌ها شاهی نداشتند و از این بابت ناراحت بودند. آن‌ها نماینده‌ای به خدمتِ ژوپیتر، خدای خدایان، فرستادند تا او شاهی برایشان تعیین کند. ژوپیتر از اینکه قورباغه‌ها کسی را می‌خواهند که بر آنها [...]

    17. Aesop's most influential fable, very short tales told by different creatures with a wise piece of advice or a moral result in the end. The appealing point is not only it applies for our routine and every day life but also it got its roots deep in humanity and civilized society of all the times and areas. Most of them stories I've heard or read about as a child or even been told by illiterate elderlies.

    18. I'm not sure what I was expecting to get out of reading these, and while some of them were amusing some were just weird.Most of these stories have a moral to them, like The Tortoise and the Hare, but others just explained why things are the way they are. Then you had stories that just consisted of a woman smelling an old wine canteen. A lot of the stories were repetitive, which is probably why I started losing interest towards the end. How many stories about a wolf trying to lure a poor lamb or [...]

    19. Free download available at Project GutenbergRODUCTIONAesop embodies an epigram not uncommon in human history; his fame is all the more deserved because he never deserved it. The firm foundations of common sense, the shrewd shots at uncommon sense, that characterise all the Fables, belong not him but to humanity. In the earliest human history whatever is authentic is universal: and whatever is universal is anonymous. In such cases there is always some central man who had first the trouble of coll [...]

    20. افسانه ها نشان می دهد که ازوپ مردی زشت و بد شکل بود روزگار درازیست که میان پژوهشگران خاور و باختر این بحث جریان دارد که ازوپ کیست؟ و لقمان کدام است؟ برخی از آنها گفته اند هر دو آنها یک شخصیت است زیرا همه نکاتی را که اروپائیان درباره ازوپ یاد می کنند، دانشمندان اسلامی درباره لقم [...]

    21. I translated parts of these for my Greek lessons, and it was pretty interesting :) I didn't read all of them but I think the biggest share.

    22. "The Goat and the DonkeyA man kept a goat and a donkey. The goat became jealous of the donkey, because it was so well fed. So she said to him:‘What with turning the millstone and all the burdens you carry, your life is just a torment without end.’She advised him to pretend to have epilepsy and to fall into a hole in order to get some rest. The donkey followed her advice, fell down and was badly bruised all over. His master went to get the vet and asked him for a remedy for these injuries. Th [...]

    23. I think maybe this just isn't a book you want to read all at once. It is quite amazing that these stories are 3000 years old and the lessons still hold. It's just that many are similar and after a dozen or so it gets kind of tedious to read.

    24. I am a student of fairy tales. I have multiple editions of Grimms'. I have read everything ever written by Hans Christian Anderson. I had never read Aesop's Fables, though, understanding them from a young age to be folksy and devoid of conflict. But I have tasted regret often lately for my precocious judgements, so when this collection of several hundred tales caught my eye, I decided to give them a try. I'm so very glad I did, for each of these fables is a revelation. In their simplicity, these [...]

    25. Throughout your childhood you would have heard the variants of these tales which give you those little nuggets of wisdom. The morals of these tales are what other authors try to explain through books that may be as big as 600 plus pages ! Aesop needs a few sentences to make some of the most profound observations on human nature. His characters are varied between almost every known man,beast,bird, tree & god of the Greek era.These are immortal tales and will remain so for eons to come. The mo [...]

    26. قرأت طبعة مكتبة (مصر) التي ترجمها د. مصطفى السقا وسعيد جودة السحار عن ترجمة (تاونْسِنْد) الإنجليزية. اشتريت الكتاب جديدا من معرض الكتاب بالقاهرة - في عام 2010 - بمئة وستين قرشا بعد الخصم! ووجدت فيه أكثر من ثلاثمائة حكاية كان معظمها فائق الإمتاع والعمق، بلا تكلف. والكتاب مزين برسوم [...]

    27. لم أكن أنوي الإستماع لهذا الكتاب بتاتاً خلال هذا الشهر، بل كُنت أشاور نفسي فيما يجب علي حذفه أم لا لأحفظ سعة الآيباد في الفترة الراهنة، لكن حمداً لله على ذلك، رأيت ماجعلني أغير رأيي تماماً بل وأجبرني على إنهاء الكتاب وإعادة الإستماع له مرتين أيضاً! دخلت في موقع كورسيرا للتعل [...]

    28. I am writing this and the only thing that's resonating in my mind is 'the last thing this book needs is another review' I am still writing this because I suppose I owe this anyone who have not read this book yet. All of us have read,seen or heard of many of these fables at different points in our life. Here are some stories that have been read for so long a time and adapted to so many forms that they border on being cliched.Many of these are being immortalized by addition to modern english in fo [...]

    29. 3 1/2 - The fables varied in quality, and all pretty much blended together after a while. This one stood out:Demandes and His FableDemades the orator was once speaking in the Assembly at Athens; but the people were very inattentive to what he was saying, so he stopped and said, "Gentlemen, I should like to tell you one of Aesop's fables." This made everyone listen intently. Then Demades began: "Demeter, a Swallow, and an Eel were once traveling together, and came to a river without a bridge: the [...]

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