Aesop

[[Hellenistic art|Hellenistic]] statue thought to depict Aesop, Art Collection of [[Villa Albani]], Rome Aesop ( ; , ''''; c. 620 – 564 BCE) was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as ''Aesop's Fables''. Although 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 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 episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave () who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. Older spellings of his name have included ''Esop(e)'' and ''Isope''. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included many works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs. Provided by Wikipedia

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by Aesop
Published 1789
Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall
Subjects: '; ...Aesop's fables / English / 1781...

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by Aesop
Published 1727
printed for D. Midwinter, at the Three Crowns, in St. Paul's Church-Yard
Subjects: '; ...Aesop's fables / Early works to 1800...

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by Aesop
Published 1723
in ædibus Tho. Ruddimanni, sumptibus Geo. Stewart
...Aesop's fables. <lat.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1793
printed for John Stockdale Piccadilly
Subjects: '; ...Aesops fables / Early works to 1800...

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by Aesop
Published 1764
printed by John Baskervlle [sic], for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall Mall
Subjects: '; ...Aesop's fables / English / 1781...

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by Aesop
Published 1716
printed by M. Jenour, for Tho. Harbin at the Bible and Anchor in the New Exchange in the Strand

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by Aesop
Published 1714
printed for R. Sare, A. and J. Churchil, D. Brown, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton, J. Nicholson, G. Sawbridge, B. Tooke, and G. Strahan

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by Aesop
Published 1708
printed for R. Sare, A. and J. Churchil, D. Brown, T. Goodwin, M. Wotton, J. Nicholson, G. Sawbridge, B. Tooke, and G. Strahan
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1715
printed for Tho. Tebb. at the Flower de Luce in Little Britain; and Tho. King, in Petty France, Booksellers
Subjects: '; ...Aesops fables / Early works to 1800...

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by Aesop
Published 1765
printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall
Subjects: '; ...Aesop's fables / English / 1781...

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by Aesop
Published 1775
printed for T. Lowndes, (no. 77,) in Fleet-Street
Subjects: '; ...Aesops fables / Early works to 1800...

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by Aesop
Published 1798
[printed for C. Dilly, J. Johnson, G.G. and J. Robinson, W. Ginger and Son, R. Baldwin, [and 11 others in London]
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1789
printed for J.F. and C. Rivington, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, G.G.J. and J. Robinson, R. Baldwin, J. Bew, W. Lowndes, and J. Walker
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1759
typis H. Woodfall, impensis Societatis Stationariorum
Subjects: '; ...Aesop's fables...

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by Aesop
Published 1767
apud W. Ruddiman, J. Richardson, & socios, sumptibus A. Kincaid & W. Sands
...Aesop's fables. <lat.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1708
printed for J. Churchill, at the Black-Swan in Pater-Noster-Row
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1770
printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, J. Hinton, Hawes, Clarke and Collins, T. Caslon, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, J. D. Cornish, T. Cadell, G. Pearch, F. Newbery, T. Davies, T. Lowndes, and E. Reeve
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1731
excudebat J. Read, pro societate stationariorum
Subjects: '; ...Aesops fables / Early works to 1800...

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by Aesop
Published 1711
excudebat Tho. Hodgkin, pro societate stationariorum
...Aesop's fables. <lat.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1711
printed for D. Midwinter, at the Three Crowns in St. Paul's Church-Yard
Subjects: '; ...Aesops fables / Early works to 1800...