Aesop’s Fables (-560) by Aesop is an excellent collection of fables.
You will probably know a lot of these fables already. They have made it through the generations but here they are in their original form. There is tons of them here for sitting down and reading a couple of fables a night and chilling and learning all in the one go. To name a few, there is The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, The Hare & the Tortoise, The Bundle of Sticks, The Frogs Who Wished for a King and The Goose & the Golden Egg. Every fable in this is sublime writing and this book definitely deserves all it’s classic status. There is a message in these stories. There is a purpose and it is done in a very entertaining and interesting way. This author had a lot to say and I love authors like that.
Not much is known about the author apart from that he was a slave and storyteller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BCEI and these fables may never have passed through the generations which is a sad thought. I am so glad that so many people seen his talent and ensured that he got the credit for this wonderful storytelling. I think it is a travesty that he did not get huge success in his time for the talent that he had but maybe that’s how he wanted it. Maybe he was a private person who just liked to create stories. But that talent, wow, that talent. He was clearly a very intelligent man who wanted to make the world better in his own way and he has did that for a lot of people so mission successful. These stories are thought-provoking for children and adults alike and the characters are great. I love that he wrote this book in the time he wrote too because it shows that morals is not a time period thing but rather an individual human thing.
Absolutely amazing and brilliant. A must-read.
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