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The Complete Fables Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

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Topics for Discussion

Choose three fables and discuss the discrepancies between the fable's content and the attached moral.

In fable 18, a master dotes on an ugly slave girl and holds her in higher esteem than his own wife. The girl begs Aphrodite to make her beautiful, but Aphrodite refuses because of her anger at the girl's master. Discuss how class differences play into Aphrodite's decision.

According to the editor's notes, many of these fables are Egyptian in origin. Discuss the use of non-Greek animals in the fables and how they relate to Egyptian culture.

Discuss the inaccuracies of animal behaviors in fables 203 and 270.

Compare the Aesop described in the introduction to the character of Aesop in fable 19.

The gods of Aesop's fables are portrayed as all powerful; however, they also have human failings. Discuss the human traits of the gods as they relate to fables 108, 110 and 124.

Discuss the roles of...

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