A little tidbit of useless information

On 26th March, 1484 AD, William Caxton printed his translation of Aesop’s Fables. Aesop’s Fables or the Aesopica is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with Aesop’s name have descended to modern times through a number of sources. They continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic mediums. Apollonius of Tyana, a 1st century philosopher, is recorded as having said about Aesop: “… like those who dine well off the plainest dishes, he made use of humble incidents to teach great truths”.


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