Greek fabulist traditionally considered the author of Aesop's Fables, including “The Tortoise and the Hare” and “The Fox and the Grapes.”
Real or legendary Gr. author of fables: supposed to have lived 6th cent. b.c.
An ancient Greek author, famous for the fables ascribed to him.
Origin of aesop
From Ancient Greek Αἴσωπος (Aisōpos).
Aesop Sentence Examples
"Aesop is a wise fellow," said his master.
It is probable that Aesop did not commit his fables to writing; Aristophanes (Wasps, 1259) represents Philocleon as having learnt the "absurdities" of Aesop from conversation at banquets, and Socrates whiles away his time in prison by turning some of Aesop's fables "which he knew" into verse (Plato, Phaedo, 61 b).
The collections which we possess under the name of Aesop's Fables are late renderings of Babrius's version or Hpo-yv &o sari, rhetorical exercises of varying age and merit.