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Aesop

Aesop (Aethiop) (c. 620-560 B.C.)

Read some of Aesop's Fables

Legendary creator of what is now referred to as Aesop's Fables.  Although he lived in Ancient Greece, Aesop is believed to have been a black slave from Phrygia, a region now in central turkey.

Among the everyday phrases that his fables have made popular are “don’t count your chickens before they hatch”,  “sour grapes”, and “look before your leap”

Aesop's Fables in de Grummond Children's Literature Collection by Teresa S. Welsh (source of image)

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