D.L. Ashliman, an emeritus professor at the University of Pittsburgh, taught folklore, mythology, German, and comparative literature at that institution for thirty-three years. He also served as guest professor at the University of Augsburg in Germany. He is the editor of the Aesops Fables volume in the Barnes and Noble Classics series. His book-length publications include two volumes in the Folklore Handbooks series of Greenwood Press: Folk and Fairy Tales (2004) and Fairy Lore (2005). He authored numerous articles in the four-volume encyclopedia Folktales and Fairy Tales (Greenwood Press, 2016). Created and developed at Flame Tree Publishing, an independent publisher of nearly 30 years. Flame Tree Studio is our creative hub bringing people, ideas and techniques together to offer collections of new and classic stories that show the breadth of imaginative writing, from early myth to modern times.