December 13, 2011

Tortoise and Hare: The Real Tale

Speaking of all things Greek, we all know Aesop’s tale: overconfident rabbit challenges stodgy turtle to a race and manages to lose the race. Of course there have been many interpretations and debates (is there a moral lesson here or was rabbit corrupt and throw the race?).

From 1912 edition of Aesop's Fables

Well at last a plausible explanation which I ran across on ever-cool Brain Pickings in a 1947 dramatization. Supporting characters include a raccoon, a fox, and an owl. So worth watching!

*The film is in the public domain and available for free, legal download courtesy of the Prelinger Archives.

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