Language. L'Estrange's 17th-century prose is very old-fashioned but it is also very fun to read out loud. The verse fables by Davies, Smart and Boothby all have rhyme, which makes them fun to read out loud too.
Story Length. Most of the fables are quite short, with several fables on a single page, grouped by the type of animal.
Navigation. You will find the table of contents below, and you can also use this link to see the story posts displayed on two pages total: Aesop's Fables (English). Click "Older Posts" at the bottom of that page to see the second page.
Additional Resources. There is an Aesop Index page for all the fables in the various Aesop units in this course, and you can use this link to see the four different Aesop units listed on a single page. If you would like to see all 600 of the fables that are part of the Greek and Roman Aesop tradition, you can find a listing at Aesopica.net.
- The Gods (Davies)
- More Gods (Smart)
- Fables about People (Boothby)
- More Fables about People (L'Estrange)
- Apes (L'Estrange)
- Foxes (Smart)
- More Foxes (L'Estrange)
- Lions (Boothby)
- A Lion and a Man (L'Estrange)
- Lions and Asses (Smart)
- Asses (Boothby)
- More Asses (L'Estrange)