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A. Life

(Αἰσωπος; Aísōpos) Even in antiquity A. was considered the most significant Greek exponent of the literary genre of fable ( Fable; cf. Phaedr. prol. 3,52; Babr. prol. 2,1-5; Theon. Progymn. p. 73,14-20 Spengel) and to a certain extent may be regarded as a historical figure, if we draw upon sources dating no later than the Alexandrian period and upon the chronographically most reliable collections. On that evidence A. was born in Thrace on the west c…

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Luzzatto, Maria Jagoda (Florence), “Aesop”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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