Aesop's Fables

Posted on June 7, 2016 by Leslie Ann Daniels

Aesop’s birthday is celebrated each year on June 4th. There is no accurate fables bookdocumentation as to whether this was his authentic birth date. Historians aren’t sure exactly what year he was born or where in Greece he was born, or if he was born as a slave or as a free man. There is also no clear evidence as to whether Aesop actually wrote the Greek fables that are famous for their moral messages, or if he collected them from other literary writers and storytellers. Historians aren’t even exactly sure whether this man really even existed; some regard him as just a legendary figure.
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There are so many unknowns about Aesop. Real or legendary, what we do know is that he is known as the creator of the beloved collection of fables best known as Aesop’s Fables. They have reached countless generations since their creation, and continue to do so in our modern-day world of literature. Oak Meadow’s second grade curriculum offers these fables as part of the language arts and social studies lessons; however, they can be easily enjoyed by all ages. (They were originally intended for adults.) So, go ahead and celebrate this literary hero by taking a few minutes out of your day and read one or two of your favorite Aesop fables. It would be a delightful sharing for the whole family!
Aesop Fables

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