Once upon a time only dukes, popes, and princesses could hold a priceless artifact like Aesop’s Fables in their hands. Today, facsimiles allow you to leaf through them — well, at least virtually! So what are you waiting for?
It is hard to tell who Aesop really was, but hundreds of generations have read his Fables. And in 15th-century Italy, a group of prominent painters illustrated many of his tales in a lavish manuscript.