Aesop's Fables

Week 4: Ancient Greece - Assignments - Reading - Resources - Images


English, Latin, and Greek versions of Aesop can be found at (run by yours truly). The English editions included here are:

If you read French, you would really enjoy the French fables of LaFontaine.

The University of Mannheim has an entire 1501 early printed edition of Aesop online, which is where many of this week's illustrations come from. The text of this book is in Latin.

Other illustrated editions of Aesop online at the SMU Library website:

Greg Carlson at Creighton University is a collector of Aesop books and other Aesop memorabilia, and you can find all kinds of marvelous things at his website:

An Aesop site intended for children and "family fun" can be found at John Long's You can listen to audio versions of the fables here (the audio is read by the webmaster's little daughter, named Heather). It is very frustrating trying to use this site for research, however, because bibliographical information is rarely provided.

There are a number of Aesopic fables and other myths and folkloric motifs in this wonderful 16th century illustrated book: Alciato's Book of Emblems: The Memorial Web Edition in Latin and English.

There is also an animated, multimedia (Flash) Aesop site for children designed by students at the University of Massachusetts: Aesop's Fables - Traditional and Modern.

Modern Languages / Anthropology 3043: Folklore & Mythology. Laura Gibbs, Ph.D. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License. You must give the original author credit. You may not use this work for commercial purposes. If you alter, transform, or build upon this work, you may distribute the resulting work only under a license identical to this one.
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