History Literature / AesopsFables

2nd Dec '16 10:52:31 PM Xtifr
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'''Aesopos''' (Greek Αἴσωπος, shortened to Aesop in modern English) was a slave, later freedman, living somewhere in Asia Minor in the sixth century BC. If, that is, he existed at all.

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'''Aesopos''' Aesopos (Greek Αἴσωπος, shortened to Aesop in modern English) was a slave, later freedman, living somewhere in Asia Minor in the sixth century BC. If, that is, he existed at all.
28th Oct '16 9:15:59 AM Allronix
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** Subverted in "The Crow, the Fox, and the Cheese." The crow has a nice piece of cheese that the fox wants, so the fox resorts to flattery and coaxing to get her to "sing" which drops the cheese right in front of him. He slinks off with a full stomach and a warning to the crow to beware flatterers.



* UnpleasableFanbase: "The Man, the Boy, and the Ass" illustrate it ''perfectly.'' A man and a boy are taking their donkey to market, but various people on the side of the road all have suggestions about what should be done (Do you walk with the donkey or ride it? Is it better for the man or the child to be riding it, or both?). Eventually, the man and the boy end up trying to carry the donkey, who kicks free and drowns. The lesson is phrased as "please all, please none," but the pun in the English translation can be stated "trying to please everyone will make you lose your ass."
28th Oct '16 9:13:21 AM Allronix
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* UnpleasableFanbase: "The Man, the Boy, and the Ass" illustrate it ''perfectly.'' A man and a boy are taking their donkey to market, but various people on the side of the road all have suggestions about what should be done (Do you walk with the donkey or ride it? Is it better for the man or the child to be riding it, or both?). Eventually, the man and the boy end up trying to carry the donkey, who kicks free and drowns. The lesson is phrased as "please all, please none," but the pun in the English translation can be stated "trying to please everyone will make you lose your ass."
16th Jun '16 2:02:47 AM Doug86
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* JerkassGods: Jupiter could sometimes come off as this for example in one story where he judged the animals' children, to find out which one was most beautiful, and coldly laughed at an ape's attempt. The ape's reaction was to say that Jupiter could have his judgement but [[HeartwarmingMoments to her, her offspring was the most beautiful of all. ]]

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* JerkassGods: Jupiter could sometimes come off as this for example in one story where he judged the animals' children, to find out which one was most beautiful, and coldly laughed at an ape's attempt. The ape's reaction was to say that Jupiter could have his judgement but [[HeartwarmingMoments [[SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments to her, her offspring was the most beautiful of all. ]]
14th Mar '16 7:16:58 PM Gamermaster
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* LastSecondShowoff: "The Tortoise and the Hare" is the TropeCodifier.
15th Jan '16 3:27:47 AM Anddrix
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* [[ViewersAreMorons Readers Are Morons]]: Some of the fables (usually the more famous ones) outright stated the {{aesop}} of the story in the form of a sentence at the end of the story.
2nd Dec '15 9:27:56 AM Jamoa
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* CatsAreMean/KingOfBeasts: Lions are the king of beasts, and in Aesop's Fables they won't let you forget it.

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* CatsAreMean/KingOfBeasts: CatsAreMean / KingOfBeasts: Lions are the king of beasts, and in Aesop's Fables they won't let you forget it.
2nd Dec '15 9:26:38 AM Jamoa
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* CatsAreMean: Those lions you see at the zoo are apparently very evil.

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* CatsAreMean: Those lions CatsAreMean/KingOfBeasts: Lions are the king of beasts, and in Aesop's Fables they won't let you see at the zoo are apparently very evil.forget it.
2nd Dec '15 6:06:12 AM Jamoa
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* CatsAreMean: Those lions you see at the zoo are apparently very evil.
20th Sep '15 12:36:41 PM Wikipetzi
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* EverythingTalks: "The Two Pots".
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