Aesop

[[Hellenistic art|Hellenistic]] statue thought to depict Aesop, Art Collection of [[Villa Albani]], Rome Aesop ( or ; , ; 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 1786
Printed and sold by Joseph Crukshank, in Market-Street, between Second and Third-Streets
Subjects: '; ...Aesop...

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by Aesop
Published 1798
Printed for, and sold by, Joseph and James Crukshank, no. 87, High-Street
Subjects: '; ...Aesop...

3
by Aesop
Published 1789
printed and sold by the boolsellers in town and country
Subjects: '; ...Aesop / Early works to 1800...

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by Aesop
Published 1760
Printed for W. Bristow, in St. Paul's Church Yard
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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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 1761
printed by John Baskerville, for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall Mall
Subjects: '; ...Aesop's fables / English / 1781...

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by Aesop
Published 1750
Typis H. Woodfall, impensis Societatis Stationariorum
...Aesop's fables. <lat.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1781
Printed and sold by James Chalmers and Co
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1767
Printed by John Exshaw, at the Bible, in Dame-street
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

10
by Aesop
Published 1775
Printed for W. Strahan, J. and F. Rivington, J. Hinton, Hawes, Clarke and Collins, R. Horsfield, T. Caslon, S. Crowder, T. Longman, B. Law, J.D. Cornish, T. Cadell, F. Newbery, T. Davies, T. Lowndes, W. Goldsmith, T. Becket, G. Robinson, J. Johnson, and B. Collins
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1704
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 1738
Printed for A. Bettesworth, C. Hitch, G. Strahan, R. Gosling, R. Ware, J. Osborn, S. Birt, B. Motte, C. Bathurst, D. Browne, and J. Hodges
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1732
Printed by S. Powell, for Edward Exshaw, at the Bible on the Blind-key, near Cork-hill
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1786
Printed for J. Dodsley, in Pall-mall
Subjects: '; ...Aesop's fables / English / 1781...

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by Aesop
Published 1788
Impensis R. Corss, No. 29, Bridge-Street, P. Wogan, No. 23. Old-Bridge
...Aesop's fables. <lat.>...

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by Aesop
Published 1797
pub. Jany. 14 1797 by T. Heptinstall
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...

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

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by Aesop
Published 1723
printed for A. Bettesworth, at the Red-Lyon in Pater-Noster Row
Subjects: '; ...Aesops fables / English / Early works to 1800...

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by Aesop
Published 1731
printed for J. Tonson at Shakespear's Head in the Strand, and J. Watts at the Printing-Office in Wild-Court, near Lincolns-Inn Fields
...Aesop's fables. <engl.>...