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Aesop(Encyclopedia)Aesop ´sp, ´sp [key], legendary Greek fabulist. According to Herodotus, he was a slave who lived in Samos in the 6th cent. BC and eventually was freed by his master. Other accounts associate...
Babrius(Encyclopedia)Babrius b´brs [key], fl. 2d cent.?, Greek fabulist, versifier of the fables of Aesop. Many of the medieval prose collections of Aesop were based on Babrius. He may have been a Hellenized Roman....
Berekhiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan(Encyclopedia)Berekhiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan brk´ bn nätrn´ hä-näk´dän [key], fl. 12th or 13th cent., French Jewish fabulist, biblical commentator, philosopher, grammarian, and translator. Hi...
Planudes Maximus(Encyclopedia)Planudes Maximus plnoo´dz mk´sms [key] or Maximus Planudes, c.1260–c.1330, Byzantine scholar, an exceptionally learned monk. His edition of the Greek Anthology was long the standard. H...
Phaedrus(Encyclopedia)Phaedrus f´drs [key], fl. 1st cent. AD, Latin writer, a Thracian slave, possibly a freedman of Augustus. He wrote fables in verse based largely on those of Aesop. The prose collections of fables ...
Tenniel, Sir John(Encyclopedia)Tenniel, Sir John tn´yl [key], 1820–1914, English caricaturist and illustrator. He became well known for his original and good-humored political cartoons in Punch, with which he was associated ...
Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich(Encyclopedia)Krylov, Ivan Andreyevich vän´ ndr´vch krlôf´ [key], 1769–1844, Russian fabulist. Some of his more than 200 fables were adapted from Aesop and La Fontaine, but most were original. A ...
Henryson, Robert(Encyclopedia)Henryson, Robert, c.1425–c.1506, Scottish poet. It is thought that he was a schoolmaster at Dunfermline Abbey. His principal poem is The Testament of Cresseid, which was written as a harshly moral e...
Saltykov-Shchedrin, Mikhail Evgrafovich(Encyclopedia)Saltykov-Shchedrin, Mikhail Evgrafovich mkhyl´ yvgrä´fvch säl´tkôf-shch´drn [key], 1826–89, Russian novelist and satirist. Saltykov-Shchedrin was a master of the satirical s...
Bewick, Thomas(Encyclopedia)Bewick, Thomas byoo´k [key], 1753–1828, English wood engraver. Bewick pioneered in the revival of original wood engraving. Among his famous early works are his illustrations for John Gay's Fabl...
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