Oi Mythoi Tou Aisopou Se Komiks, Volume 3
Nine fables rendered well in comics. The cover illustrations seem to be various out-takes from The Lion and the Foxes. The last page does Aesop's version of the one shipwrecked man chiding another Don't just pray. Swim! This volume may be the liveliest of the four in exploiting comics as a vehicle for Aesop: good detailing, reactions, violence, and sound effects! There are significant differences from traditional versions in three fables: the bear, not the wolf, hears the mother threaten to throw the child out; the fox who fears the lion at first is a mama with cubs; the shepherd who cries Wolf! occasions an attack of one shepherd on another as they come to help, and this jokester suffers finally in winter when many wolves come. Included: The Swallow and Nightingale (= Perry #39?), The Bear and the Woman, The Fox and the Lion, The Two Dogs (= Perry #92?), BW, The Owl and the Boar, AD, WC, and The Merchant and the Statue. Fun!