Aesop's fables

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a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop

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8) In listing the instances of [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] with a verb of speaking from Aesop as the earliest of those noted here, I am following the dating assigned to the corpus Aesopica Fabularum by the editors of the TLG.
The last moment of glory for the fables was their inclusion in Isaac Nevelet's Mythologia Aesopica of 1610, the compilation from which La Fontaine took many of his fables - though not the two discussed here.
2) The text is edited with all its known variants in Aesopica, ed.