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Questions about the French author Jean de La Fontaine (1621 – 1695) and his works. He is best known for his Fables, which were published in 12 volumes from 1668 to 1694. Use this tag with the [french-literature] tag.

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What/who are the exact sources of inspiration, deriving from Antiquity, for Fables, written by La Fontaine?

I know that La Fontaine's Fables is heavily inspired by Greco-Roman classic literature, especially Aesop's fables, but I'm sure there are other sources of inspiration for La Fontaine's 12 books of ...