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I moved this page over from "Rhodopis", which presented it as an Ancient Greek fairy tale first recorded by Strabo. It actually isn't. This is what Strabo writes about Rhodopis in Geographica (source):
That's the entire fairy tale of Rhodopis as recorded in the 1st century BC. There is a somewhat different account of Rhodopis by Herodotus, but not much either, and Herodotus does not mention the slipper story.
It turns out the summary on this page is actually based on an expanded adaptation of the Ancient Greek tale, called The Egyptian Cinderella by Shirley Climo, printed in 1989 and part of a series of illustrated "Cinderella"-type tales. A lot of the details in this version (Rhodopis' blonde hair, the kind old man who owns Rhodopis, the fellow slaves who mock Rhodopis, the animals that befriend her) are only as old as this book. The blog entry given as a source on the page is actually a close paraphrase of Climo's book and definitely not an independent adaptation from Ancient sources, as much as they may claim that.
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