a Phrygian slave, very deformed, and the writer of fables. He was
contemporary with Pythagoras, about B.C. 570.
Almost all Greek and Latin fables are ascribed to Æsop, as all our
Psalms are ascribed to David. The Latin fables of Phædrus are supposed
to be translations of Æsopian fables.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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