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Aesop

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Aesop known only for the genre of fables ascribed to him, was by tradition a slave who was a contemporary of Croesus and Peisistratus in the mid-sixth century BC in ancient Greece. He was a 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. (source: Wikipedia)

Available eBooks

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    Aesop for Children (1919)

    According to Herodotus, Aesop was a slave who lived in Samos in the 6th century B.C. His moral animal fables have delighted young and old for centuries....read more »

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    Aesop's Fables (1484)

    The fables of Aesop have become one of the most enduring traditions of European culture, ever since they were first written down nearly two millennia ag...read more »