Aesop’s Fables

Aesop. Cast in pushkin museum from original in Art Collection of Villa Albani, Roma

Aesop. Cast in pushkin museum from original in Art Collection of Villa Albani, Roma

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

I am sure most of us have heard the term “Slow and steady wins the race”. It comes from a very popular fable The Tortoise and the Hare. Its just one out of a number of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BCE. Although his existence remains uncertain and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages. Not every fable that has been linked to Aesop is his own original material. There are many fables that, for a variety of reasons, couldn’t possibly be his own. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics. They remain popular today and continue to teach morals to children everywhere.

Adela