Sentence Examples


  • The authors he recommends include " Aesop " and Sallust, the tragedies of Seneca and the epic poets, especially Virgil, whom he interprets in an allegorical sense.
  • Lastly, the obscurity in which the history of Aesop is involved has induced some scholars to deny his existence altogether.
  • Jacobs, The Fables of Aesop (1889): i.
  • "Aesop is a wise fellow," said his master.
  • It is probable that Aesop did not commit his fables to writing; Aristophanes (Wasps, 1259) represents Philocleon as having learnt the "absurdities" of Aesop from conversation at banquets, and Socrates whiles away his time in prison by turning some of Aesop's fables "which he knew" into verse (Plato, Phaedo, 61 b).