Sunday, October 18, 2009

Aesop's Fables
























23 comments:

Boxer said...

Such a wonderful use of animals to illustrate great lessons in life. The Tortoise and the Hare is still my favorite. And funny but just today I was driving home and heard the UFO balloon incident in Colorado was faked and I said to myself "the boy who cried wolf". OK, I also said something worse before that, but you get my idea.

Happy Mute Monday!

Buzz Kill said...

Loved the stories as a kid, especially the tortise and the hare. Nice job. And Boxer, it wasn't the boy who cried wolf, it was the media whore father who cried "I want more then my fifteen minutes at the expense of my sons". I hope he does time.

Happy MM!

TROLL Y2K said...

Guttenberg of printing press fame? Cool. Great illustrations. You forgot to say "I'm up"!

Happy Mute Monday!

fishy said...

Boxer,
Love, love, love the use of animals to TEACH humans. Yep, mylar UFO inventor Dad is a wolf.

Buzz,
I think Aesop may be my favorite philosopher. History is sketchy but it is believed Aesop was a dwarf who earned his way in this world by delivering wisdom via his charming analogies.

Troll,
Yes THAT 1400's Guttenburg!
First thing he printed was a bible. Some historians say the next thing he printed was the first collection of Aesop's Fables. So wonderful!

Hope everyone has a fabled Monday.

MinorityReport said...

Great choice. I loved these when I was little. Happy MM.

Doom said...

What a pleasant surprise! If I ever happen to get around to children, and maybe even if I don't, the collection is something I will eventually buy and read again, and again, ad nauseam. The pictures are as I remember them too, if they are from different books, I guess I read enough of them through time.

Happy MM!

fishy said...

Minority,
You nailed it. The fact children "love them" means the lessons therein stay with us.

Doom,
I so enjoy the range of illustrations of Aesop's writings.
A beautiful and engaging illustration does a great deal toward anchoring the message in our brains!

K9 said...

i love these stories and the illustrations. i had forgotten how much i did. excellent choice! happy MM!

Vixen said...

Great images and idea. :)

HappyMonday!

fishy said...

K9,
Historians argue but it is generally believed Aesop was born in 620BC,
earned his way out of slave status by his leaning and wisdom. Became an ambassador for Delphi because he could relate matters in a clear and memorable manner. What is most interesting to me is the wisdom of Aesop's age is still relevant today.

If ever I am a mutli-gillionaire eccentric, I will definitely endeavor to collect illustrations of Aesop's Fables from all decades. Then I would erect an incredible pavillion for children around the world to come and learn philosophy, literature and art as a never ending gift from Aesop.

Aunty Belle said...

jes' adorable FISHY!!

Love the direction of yore selection
moral to the story that ANYbody can git...heh.

fishy said...

Vixen,
Ditto!

Belle, now ya make a fine point ... mebbe I should do a public service and have Amazon ship some copies of Aesop's Fables to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue?

Mermaid said...

ooooo! wonderful choice fishy! many well learned lessons and warnings from that author!

moi said...

Such beautiful illustrations! So many of these fables have stuck with me to this day. Wonderful stuff. Happy Mute Monday!

Pam said...

Love these! Now these I did read! Did you see recently where the story of the crow putting pebbles in the vase of water happened in real life? The crow worked out how to get the drink by putting pebbles in. TIMELESS.

kmwthay said...

Now, I did read these Fables. What a wonderful trip down memory lane! Happy MM.

fishy said...

Mermaid,
Happy Monday. Didn't we just have ourselves a grand time together reading these lessons and studying the art? Time does martch on but those memories we made together.... those are forever!

Moi,
Love the fables, adore the illustrations, tried to learn the lessons .... learned a few for sure!
Bravo! again to you and SB finishing the half-thon.

Pam,
I haven't heard the recent crow story but find I am not surprised. I am one of those folks who believed Aesops wisdom came from his observations of animals . I reckon that means if Aesop says a crow can count pebbles, I believe!!!!!

Kym,
I predict one day you will be reading these with your babes ! Like Pam mentioned, these are truly timeless as families have been learning from and sharing these fables since 650bc. I love them and am excited by all this wonderful response to today's meme. Happy Monday!

Aunty Belle said...

Fishy,

did ya see my comment about how Blogger is givin' me a tough time on some blogger sites--well, MERMAID is one whar' it won't let me post--doan know why, but mebbe she will read this an' know AuntyBelle tried to come by her blugegrasswaters.

Karl said...

Good morning Fishy,

Nicely done!

So many good stories, so many lessons to be learned. These were some of my favorites as a kid.

fishy said...

Karl,
I think it is a sweep!
All of us, in all age groups, have strong positive associations with the fables of Aesop. May it always be so :-)

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