Sinopsis

As children, our first experience of the magic of talking animals, the conflict between good and evil, the battle of wits between the cunning and the innocent most probably came from Aesop's Fables. These delightful, pithy and brief narratives are simple, easy to understand and convey their message in a memorable and charming fashion. Aesop's Fables by Aesop consists of about 600 tales, some well-loved and familiar, others less known but just as entertaining and educative and help us map the perimeters of our moral universe. Fables have existed almost since the dawn of time. They hark back to a time when humans and animals lived in harmony and mutual respect. We humans could learn a great deal from the uncomplicated justice and the commonsense values of the animal kingdom. Animals are endowed with immutable personal traits like foxes being cunning, donkeys being patient, lions being proud and wolves being cruel. There is very little biographical information about Aesop. He is reputed to have been born a slave in Samos in ancient Greece in about 600 BC. He earned his liberty through his learning and wit and went on to become a respected diplomat and traveler. Ancient Greek philosophers like Aristotle, historians like Plutarch and Herodotus mention Aesop's fables in their works. Today, these immortal fables have come down to us, as fresh and pristine as they were when they were first told. Aesop's fables were known at the time of Socrates in the 5th century BC, when they were recounted in oral form. However, they were systematically compiled sometime in 300 BC by a Greek philosopher Demetrius Phalereus. The fables gradually vanished from popular literature till the 14th century AD when they re-surfaced in Byzantine Constantinople. Since then, they traversed with traders and diplomats to Europe and then to the rest of the world. Generations of children have enjoyed old favorites like The Ant and the Grasshopper, The Bear and Two Travelers, The Hare and the Tortoise, The Hen who laid Golden Eggs, The Thirsty Crow, The Lion and the Mouse and many others found in this volume along with less familiar ones. Their charm lies in their simplicity and the plain, straightforward way in which they deliver universal values of honesty, compassion and justice and teach us to shun pride, greed, envy and other negative qualities. They provide an enduring foundation for inculcating values and ethics in children and are at the same time, amusing and entertaining.

Episodios

  • Introduction by GK Chesterton

    Introduction by GK Chesterton

    27/10/2017 Duración: 11min

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  • The Fox and The Grapes

    The Fox and The Grapes

    26/10/2017 Duración: 46s

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  • The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs

    The Goose That Laid The Golden Eggs

    25/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Cat and the Mice

    The Cat and the Mice

    24/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Mischievous Dog

    The Mischievous Dog

    23/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Charcoal-Burner and The Fuller

    The Charcoal-Burner and The Fuller

    22/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Mice in Council

    The Mice in Council

    21/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Bat And The Weasels

    The Bat And The Weasels

    20/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Dog and The Sow

    The Dog and The Sow

    19/10/2017 Duración: 44s

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  • The Fox And The Crow

    The Fox And The Crow

    18/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Horse and the Groom

    The Horse and the Groom

    17/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Wolf and the Lamb

    The Wolf and the Lamb

    16/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Peacock And The Crane

    The Peacock And The Crane

    15/10/2017 Duración: 58s

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  • The Cat And The Birds

    The Cat And The Birds

    14/10/2017 Duración: 56s

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  • The Spendthrift and the Swallow

    The Spendthrift and the Swallow

    13/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Old Woman and the Doctor

    The Old Woman and the Doctor

    12/10/2017 Duración: 02min

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  • The Moon and her Mother

    The Moon and her Mother

    11/10/2017 Duración: 49s

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  • Mercury and the Woodman

    Mercury and the Woodman

    10/10/2017 Duración: 02min

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  • The Ass, The Fox, and The Lion

    The Ass, The Fox, and The Lion

    09/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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  • The Lion And The Mouse

    The Lion And The Mouse

    08/10/2017 Duración: 01min

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