Aesop

Julia Park
Aesop is a famous author for his stories with moral. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 725 stories- the stories are generally known as “Aesop’s fables”. Aesop wasn't good-looking. In fact, he was actually ugly. But his cleverness freed him from being a slave to an adviser to kings and lords. Not many people know that Aesop was a slave in ancient Greece. He was also a story-teller telling children about animals who acted, felt, and talked like humans. He never forgot to tell the morals at the end.


Aesop was born in Thrace in 620 BCE. He was still a small boy when he started imagining animals talking in human characteristics. When he became an adult, he told people more than 725 stories. Every one of Aesop’s stories has a moral. Gentle and evil, nature’s balance, weak and strong. His fables may be short, but every one of them has a meaning. Lost details of Aesop’s life could be found in many different ancient sources, even Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch.


How Aesop died was terrible. People say that Aesop died for insulting the Delphians. The judge said he was the one who stole a golden cup in the temple, but most of the people believed that Aesop was innocent. But Aesop was already thrown off the Delphi cliff before anyone can prove Aesop was not a thief.

Aesop’s fables have been popular throughout the history, and they still remain for a general choice for children’s educations today. His stories are always admired adult or child, every being has a right to enjoy Aesop’s fables.

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Statue of Aesop in Pushkin Museum

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Statue of Aesop in Pushkin Museum