The Complete Fables | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Louis Cons

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Critical Essay by Louis Cons

SOURCE: Louis Cons, "A Neolithic Saying and an Aesop's Fable," in American Journal of Archaeology, Vol. XXVIII, No. 3, July-September, 1924, pp. 276-77.

In the following essay, Cons suggests that Aesop's fable of "The Farmer and the River" descends from a neolithic saying that comments on the infrequency of finding useable stone axe-heads in a river.

In Carl Halm's collection of Aesop's Fables (Leipzig, 1863) No. 308 … ["A Woodcutter and Hermes"] (No. 44 of Corais's collection) is the story of a woodcutter who, having dropped his axe into a river, refuses to accept the gold and silver ones that Hermes offers him in exchange. He asks only to have his own restored to him, and is rewarded for his honesty by the gift of the...

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