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• Friday, June 04th, 2010

Some 2,600 years ago, according to tradition, there was born a slave child who would become known as the ancient world’s chief teller of fables. Truth be told, many of the fables commonly credited to him were composed by others long after his death. Still, the collection of stories known as “Aesop’s Fables” have stood the test of times. They’ve served as lessons to the young and not-so-young for centuries and have been translated into countless languages. A comprehensive collection of Aesop’s short, moralistic tales can be found at http://ancienthistory.about.com/od/greekliterature/a/aesopcontents.htm . My favorite print collection is the beautifully-illustrated Usborne volume Aesop’s Fables (Stories for Young Children). Why not sit down with your favorite child, a plate of Baklava (or a bowl of fruit and Greek yogurt ) and enjoy some of these timeless tales today?