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date: 16 January 2021

Aesop (6th century bc) 

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Dinah BirchDinah Birch

Said to have been a Phrygian slave, traditionally the author of the collection of Greek fables which comes down to us in several late versions. Aesop's fables often concern animals, who can sometimes talk, for example the Grasshopper and the Ant, and the Hare and the Tortoise. The fable of the Town Mouse and the Country Mouse was retold by ... ...

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