Tragedy has something to teach me, but I am not yet sure what that something is.
Ancient Greek Dramatist Scorecard--
Aeschylus ... no
Aristophanes ... yes
[Menander ... yes]
Sophocles ... no
Let's do this, Euripides.
I do not understand why I did not read these as a child instead of Dr. Seuss. These are so much more bizarre. Many similar stories strike on similar morals, undoubtedly leaving a fine impression on young minds. Their matter-of-fact telling is at odds with the whimsical story told. It is adorable.
The Ass and the Grasshopper.
An Ass, having heard some Grasshoppers chirping, was highly enchanted; and, desiring to possess the same charms of melody, demanded what sort of food they lived on to give them such beautiful voices. They replied, "The dew." The Ass resolved that he would only live upon dew, and in a short time died of hunger.