Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Glowlit Update – The Cat and the Fox

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Not much has been saved from the writings of the ancient Greek poet Archilochus, though the above line from the parable of the fox and the hedgehog appears throughout a number of well-known cultural references. In Æsop’s Fables this story is known as The Cat and the Fox, in which the cat (aka hedgehog) escapes danger with his single trick while the fox, with its vast collection of inferior tricks, is doomed from overthinking the problem. In 1592, the English poet Robert Greene similarly dismissed actor-turned-playwright William Shakespeare as a “jack of all trades.” The negatively. . .

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