The most famous writers of fables are—
Pilpay, among the Hindus.
Lokman, among the Arabs. Æsop and Babrios, among the Greeks.
Phædrus and Arianus, among the Romans. Faerne, Abstemius, and
Casti, among the Italians. The last wrote The Talking
Animals. La Fontaine and Florian, among the French.
John Gay and Edward Moore, among our own countrymen. The former is
sometimes called “The English Æsop.”
Lessing and Pfeffel, among the Germans.
Krilof, among the Russians.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
More on Fables from Fact Monster:
- fable - fable fable, brief allegorical narrative, in verse or prose, illustrating a moral thesis or ...
- Famous Storytellers - Famous Storytellers Long ago, in primitive times, stories were passed on by word of mouth. Since ...
- Bidpai - Bidpai Bidpai or Bidpay, supposed name of the author of the fables of the Panchatantra. The name ...
- Aesop - Aesop Aesop , legendary Greek fabulist. According to Herodotus, he was a slave who lived in Samos ...
- Phaedrus - Phaedrus Phaedrus , fl. 1st cent. A.D., Latin writer, a Thracian slave, possibly a freedman of ...