Published Jan 2010
This definitive and fully annotated modern edition of Aesop’s fables is the first translation ever to make available the complete corpus of 358 fables. All earlier English versions have been both sanitized and highly selective. Aesop’s famous Fables are full of humour, insight and savage wit as well as many fascinating glimpses of everyday life. Aesop’s fables vividly reveal the strange superstitions of ordinary ancient Greeks, how they treated their pets, how they spoilt their sons and even what they kept in their larders.