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Aesop
(620-560 B.C)


    Aesop was the immortal story writer of his time. He was left behind instructive fables which we know as 'the Fables of Aesop'. His stories have interesting content and educative values. He has made fun of the weak points in human characters of his stories. Most of them have a moral for the readers. His stories give joy and teaching.

    Aesop was born in 620 B.C. He was a slave by birth and being a slave, he had no education. In his childhood he was owned by two masters. The latter master Jadmon gave him liberty as a reward for his learning and wit, in spite of his being a slave.

This liberty from slave hood was the inspiring event of his life and the wit of this genius blossomed to fragrance in the form of immortal stories. He has a philosophical bent of mind and knitted interesting stories.

He travelled through many countries and came to Sardis, whose king was a great patron of learned men of the day. Aesop pleased the king with his conversation with the court philosophers. So he was engaged by the monarch in various important affairs of the state.


    Even after twenty five centuries, Aesop's fables are still relevant and interesting. Children read Aesop's stories like 'The Sour Grapes' and 'Lion and the Rat' with interest and joy. Thus his fables, written with animal characters and inherent moral, made Aesop an immortal man. It is said that this critics accused him of stealing a gold cup from a temple and he was sentenced to death. Aesop, he died in 560 B.C., leaving his wit and intelligence in his stories for children as well as adults.




















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