Aesop, Aristotle, and Animals: The Role of Fables in Human Life by ProQuest

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									           Aesop, Aristotle, and Animals:
         The Role of Fables in Human Life
                                                          Edward Clayton
                                                                Central Michigan University




    “If someone has considered the study of the other animals to lack
    value, he ought to think the same thing about himself as well.”
                                             —Aristotle, Parts of Animals 645a

In Aesop’s fable of the Wolf and Lamb,1 instead of simply seizing
and devouring a lamb that has wandered from the flock, the wolf
challenges him with a series of false accusations
								
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