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Aesop


Born
in Amorium
February 11, 0620

Died
July 03, 0564

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Aesop (/ˈiːsɒp/ ee-sop; Ancient Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos, 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.

Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episod
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Quotes by Aesop  (?)
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“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
Aesop

“Betray a friend, and you'll often find you have ruined yourself.”
Aesop, Aesop's Fables

“A doubtful friend is worse than a certain enemy. Let a man be one thing or the other, and we then know how to meet him.”
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Metamorphoses by Ovid, 8 AD, 416 pages
 
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