Category: Greece

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The Shepherd’s Boy and the Wolf (Aesop’s fables) by Aesop

A SHEPHERD-BOY, who watched a flock of sheep near a village, brought out the villagers three or four times by crying out, “Wolf! Wolf!” and when his neighbors came to help him, laughed at...

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Jupiter and the Monkey (Aesop’s fables) by Aesop

JUPITER ISSUED a proclamation to all the beasts of the forest and promised a royal reward to the one whose offspring should be deemed the handsomest. The Monkey came with the rest and presented,...

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The Vine and the Goat (Aesop’s fables) by Aesop

A VINE was luxuriant in the time of vintage with leaves and grapes. A Goat, passing by, nibbled its young tendrils and its leaves. The Vine addressed him and said: “Why do you thus...

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The Belly and the Members (Aesop’s fables) by Aesop

THE MEMBERS of the Body rebelled against the Belly, and said, “Why should we be perpetually engaged in administering to your wants, while you do nothing but take your rest, and enjoy yourself in...