Aesop

Illustration

John Horgan
by wikipedia user: Shakko
published on 08 March 2014
Send to Google Classroom:

Aesop (c. 620-564 BCE) was an Ancient Greek fabulist or story teller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains uncertain and (if they ever existed) no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. (Villa Albani, Rome, Italy)

Remove Ads

Advertisement

Cite This Work

APA Style

Shakko, w. u. (2014, March 08). Aesop. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2348/aesop/

Chicago Style

Shakko, wikipedia user:. "Aesop." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 08, 2014. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/2348/aesop/.

MLA Style

Shakko, wikipedia user:. "Aesop." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 08 Mar 2014. Web. 22 Oct 2021.