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"The Fox and the Lion"

Aesop (620-560 BCE), if he ever existed, was a Greekfabulist. He is said to have lived some time at the court of King Croesus of Lydia in Sardis, what is now modern Turkey. His name is derived from the Greek Aethiop (Ethiopia) and his statue can be seen in Rome's Villa Albani
His fables are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that solve problems, speak and generally have human characteristics. Aesop's fables have been translated into hundreds of languages and most children at school read his tales, from which they are supposed to learn something.  The fables are short stories that illustrate a particular moral and teach a lesson to the reader. The characters of his tales are usually animals which act and talk like people, but keep their animal traits. In addition, a moral is added at the bottom of each fable. Thus, some of the most popular ones are:
1. "Appearances often are deceiving" from "The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing". 2, "Slow and ste…