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 Æsonian Hero (The).A’etites (3 syl.). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Æ’sop’s Fables
were compiled by Bab’rios, a Greek, who lived in the Alexandrian age.   1
   Æsop, a Phrygian slave, very deformed, and the writer of fables. He was contemporary with Pythagras, about B.C. 570.   2
        Almost all Greek and Latin fables are ascribed to Æsop, as all our Psalms are ascribed to David. The Latin fables of Phædrus are supposed to be translations of Æsopian fables.
   Æsop of Arabia. Lokman (?). Nasser, who lived in the fifth century, is generally called the “Arabian Æsop.”   3
   Æsop of England. John Gay. (1688–1732.)   4
   Æsop of France. Jean de la Fontaine. (1621–1695.)   5
   Æsop of Germany, Gotthold Ephraim Lessing. (1729–1781.)   6
   Æsop of India. Bidpay or Pilpay. (About three centuries before the Christian era.)   7

 Æsonian Hero (The).A’etites (3 syl.). 


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