Aesopic (adj.) Look up Aesopic at
1927, in the context of Soviet literary censorship, in reference to writing "obscure or ambiguous, often allegorical, which disguises dissent," from Aesop, the traditional father of the allegorical fable, + -ic. The term (Russian ezopovskii, 1875) arose under the Tsars. The style was used by Russian communists, who, once they took power, used the word in charges against their own dissidents.