: Aesop Sixth century B.C. Greek fabulist traditionally considered the author of Aesop's Fables, including "The Tortoise and the Hare” and "The Fox and the Grapes.”
Angliško žodžio naudojimo pavyzdys:
The term originated in Aesop's fable about the traveller who in a strong north wind drew his cloak ever more closely about him, only to have to take it off in the end because of the warmth of the sun.
It gets me that Aesop is still right after all these years:)
Very different from the ass in Aesop, who disguised himself with a lion’s hide, our lion was obliged to conceal himself under the skin of an ass; and, while he embraced the dictates of reason, to obey the laws of prudence and necessity.
In its innumerable translations it passed down the stream of time, and the fables known as Aesop's made their way among all races of people in the same marvellous way.
We must break away from Velazquez, passing by his marvellous portraits of kings and dwarfs, saints and poodles, -- among whom there is a dwarf of two centuries ago, who is too like Tom Thumb to serve for his twin brother, -- and a portrait of Aesop, which is a flash of intuition, an epitome of all the fables.