Swan, Charles (translator)
. Dover Publications Inc., . NY ,
PA8323.E5 S9 1959 (Carlson Fable Collection, BIC bldg)
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A curious book of 181 stories. Of interest for the history of fable are: the wild Christian applications after the stories; the use of the terms apologue and fable ; and the contemporizing of Socrates, Alexander, and Claudius in one fable (#61). Items of the T of C (called outlines ) on lxviii-lxxvi do not match the actual titles of the individual stories. No index, unfortunately. The introduction and notes are nineteenth-century scholarship at its best and worst. Strongly Aesopic: Do Not Drive Away the Flies (#51); The Blind and the Lame (#71); The Donkey and the Lapdog (#79); AL (#104, but Androcles is a knight turned brigand, and years pass before the story's second phase); The Serpent and the Man Once Wronged (#141); and The Frozen Serpent (#174). Tales with Aesopic touches or background are #28, 85, 91, and 93.