Aesop was born in the 6th century BC, either on the island of Samos (Aegean Sea, east of Greece) or in Thrace (North-East of Greece).
He was a well-known fable/ falk tales and myths writer.
It is said that Aesop was very ugly and had a humpback. Even his voice and his posture made people laugh. However, he was extremely clever! He was in close contact with the Seven Philosophers (seven wise men of that period). He was telling jokes in a very successful way and everybody admired him.
He was born a slave and later he went to Babylon to work as a consultant. He died during his visit to the Oracle of Delphi.
Although he was a slave, after his death the Athenians erected his statue to pay tribute to the best known fable writer of the time and, at the same time, to show that every remarkable person deserves to be honoured no matter what their origin is.
He liked to watch carefully people and animals. His stories are full of allegory content and inspirational characters. Actually, he features animals, plants, various objects, forces of nature and gives them human qualities. All his fables illustrate a moral lesson. They are didactic.
Aesop’s fables were more than 359.
BY THE STUDENTS OF THE 6TH GRADE