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John Horgan
by wikipedia user: Shakko
published on 08 March 2014

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)

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Shakko, W. U. (2014, March 08). Aesop. Ancient History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.ancient.eu/image/2348/

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Shakko, wikipedia U. "Aesop." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 08, 2014. https://www.ancient.eu/image/2348/.

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Shakko, wikipedia U. "Aesop." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 08 Mar 2014. Web. 22 Apr 2019.

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