A genre beginning with Aesop's fables (6th century BC) and
common in the middle ages. It comprises a sequence of tales (beast
fables) about animals with human characteristics which were
intended to be read allegorically.
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Editors. "Beast Epic". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2001
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=112, accessed 25 September 2017.]
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