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Aesōpus , i, m., = Αἴσωπος.
I. Æsop, the Greek fabulist of Phrygia, in the time of Crœsus; cf. Phaedr. 5 prol. The difference between Æsopic and Libystic fables, v. under Aesopicus.—Cf. Quint. 5, 11, 19; Gell. 2, 29.—
II. A tragic actor, friend of Cicero: “noster Aesopus,Cic. Fam. 7, 1; Hor. Ep. 2, 1, 82; cf. Cic. Tusc. 4, 25; id. Div. 1, 37.
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