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Life[ edit ] The name of Aesop is as widely known as any that has come down from Graeco-Roman antiquity [yet] it is far from certain whether a historical Aesop ever existed A number of later writers from the Roman imperial period including Phaedruswho adapted the fables into Latin say that he was born in Phrygia.
Plutarch  tells us that Aesop had come to Delphi on a diplomatic mission from King Croesus of Lydiathat he insulted the Delphians, was sentenced to death on a trumped-up charge of temple theft, and was thrown from a cliff after which the Delphians suffered pestilence and famine.
Before this fatal episode, Aesop met with Periander of Corinthwhere Plutarch has him dining with the Seven Sages of Greecesitting beside his friend Solonwhom he had met in Sardis.
Leslie Kurke suggests that Aesop himself "was a popular contender for inclusion" in the list of Seven Sages.
Like The Alexander RomanceThe Aesop Romance became a folkbook, a work that belonged to no one, and the occasional writer felt free to modify as it might suit him.
The earliest known version was probably composed in the 1st century CE, but the story may have circulated in different versions for centuries before it was committed to writing,  and certain elements can be shown to originate in the 4th century BCE.
At first he lacks the power of speech, but after showing kindness to a priestess of Isisis granted by the goddess not only speech but a gift for clever storytelling, which he uses alternately to assist and confound his master, Xanthus, embarrassing the philosopher in front of his students and even sleeping with his wife.
After interpreting a portent for the people of Samos, Aesop is given his freedom and acts as an emissary between the Samians and King Croesus. The Aesop Romance claims that he wrote them down and deposited them in the library of Croesus; Herodotus calls Aesop a "writer of fables" and Aristophanes speaks of "reading" Aesop,  but no writings by Aesop have survived.
Scholars speculate that "there probably existed in the fifth century [BCE] a written book containing various fables of Aesop, set in a biographical framework.
Phaedrusa freedman of Augustusrendered the fables into Latin in the 1st century CE. At about the same time Babrius turned the fables into Greek choliambics.
A 3rd-century author, Titianus, is said to have rendered the fables into prose in a work now lost. The 4th-century grammarian Dositheus Magister also made a collection of Aesop's Fables, now lost.
Aesop's Fables continued to be revised and translated through the ensuing centuries, with the addition of material from other cultures, so that the body of fables known today bears little relation to those Aesop originally told.
With a surge in scholarly interest beginning toward the end of the 20th century, some attempt has been made to determine the nature and content of the very earliest fables which may be most closely linked to the historic Aesop.
Scholars have begun to examine why and how this "physiognomic tradition" developed. A much later tradition depicts Aesop as a black African from Ethiopia.
The first known promulgator of the idea was Planudesa Byzantine scholar of the 13th century who wrote a biography of Aesop based on The Aesop Romance and conjectured that Aesop might have been Ethiopian, given his name.
When asked his origin by a prospective new master, Aesop replies, "I am a Negro "; numerous illustrations by Francis Barlow accompany this text and depict Aesop accordingly. The frontispiece of William Godwin 's Fables Ancient and Modern has a copperplate illustration of Aesop relating his stories to little children that gives his features a distinctly African appearance.
In William Martin Leake repeated the false etymological linkage of "Aesop" with "Aethiop" when he suggested that the "head of a negro" found on several coins from ancient Delphi with specimens dated as early as BCE  might depict Aesop, presumably to commemorate and atone for his execution at Delphi,  but Theodor Panofka supposed the head to be a portrait of Delphosfounder of Delphi,  a view more widely repeated by later historians.
Lobban cited the number of African animals and "artifacts" in the Aesopic fables as "circumstantial evidence" that Aesop may have been a Nubian folkteller. In Ian Colvin 's introduction to Aesop in Politicsfor example, the fabulist is bracketed with Uncle Remus"For both were slaves, and both were black".
In that mixture of live action and animation, Aesop tells fables that differentiate between realistic and unrealistic ambition and his version there of " The Tortoise and the Hare " illustrates how to take advantage of an opponent's over-confidence.
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Aesop (/ ˈ iː s ɒ p / EE-sop; Greek: Αἴσωπος, Aisōpos; c. – BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's attheheels.comgh his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that.
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