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The roots of Aesop’s fables go far back in time. Aesop was said to have been a Greek slave living around 600BC who was later freed and became a collector of fables. The fables we attribute to Aesop have been passed down in written and oral traditions around the world. The fables have become a core genre in children’s literature with recognizable structure, narrative, and themes. A fable is a short tale used to teach a moral lesson, a brief account that strives to guide the reader or listener. Many of the fables feature animals as characters. The use of animals in fables is thought-provoking. The animals are given human traits, used as a metaphors, and often placed in the fable to create humor, or political satire. The exhibit Aesop’s Fables extends a lengthy tradition and adds meaning and breadth to our cultural relationship with wild animals. The art in this exhibit Call of the Wild Magazine | 2015–16 43


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