Wednesday, February 9, 2022


AESOP (Greek, c. 620-564 BCE)

This famed author of the Fables may have been a "fable" himself: there is no proof that he ever lived. Rather, that name was credited with a body of stories that continued to develop across the centuries and in many languages. Some ancient sources say he was a strikingly ugly slave who eventually was freed for his cleverness; slightly later traditions make him a black Ethiopian. What we do know is the stories, of which there were perhaps over 200, most of them featuring talking animals.

  • The best known of the Fables include:
    • "The Boy Who Cried Wolf,"
    • "The Fox and the Grapes,"
    • "The Grasshopper and the Ant,"
    • "The Goose Who Laid the Golden Eggs,"
    • "The Lion and the Mouse,"
    • "The Milkmaid and Her Pail," and
    • "The Tortoise and the Hare."


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