Aesop’s Index
Aesop's Fables is a collection of stories credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCE. The fables originally belonged to oral tradition and were not collected for some three centuries after Aesop's death. The process of inclusion has continued until the present day. New stories are still being added even when they are demonstrably more recent works and sometimes by known authors.
Many of Aesop’s Fables rely on anthropomorphism, or the attribution of human traits, emotions, or intentions to non-humans. This is an ancient literary devise allowing story-tellers to deliver moral-driven tales without impugning individuals or groups of people. The practice has become a main-stay of classic literature.
The Hare & the Tortoise
Androcles and the Lion
The Crow & the Stones
Androcles & the Lion
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Belling the Cat
Two Men and a Bear
Grasshopper & the Ants
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The Crow & the Pitcher