Aesop’s Fables

Description

Believed to have been a slave in Ancient Greece, little is known for certain about the life of Aesop. The stories attributed to him have come to represent the essence of the fable genre. Their common ground is a short, pithy tale with a moral message and the central characters are usually animals. The traits commonly identified with particular species of animals often play an important part in the story. 

In this 16th-century retelling of one of Aesop’s best known fables, the powerful lion which has previously spared the insignificant rat, now has reason to be glad of his earlier kindness, as the rat frees him from the net.

Full title:
Esbatement moral des animaux
Published:
Anvers
Created:
1578
Format:
Printed book
Creator:
Aesop
Usage terms
Public Domain
Shelfmark:
C.125.d.23

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