Aesop was an ancient Greek citizen. He is thought to have lived around 500 BC. He was born a slave and was owned by two different masters before gaining freedom for his intelligence Aesop was executed after being accused of stealing a gold bowl from the King of Delphi. Who is Aesop?
Greece is a country on the continent of Europe. The capital of Greece is Athens. It is largely made up of mountains and contains a lot of islands. Greece has a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. Background: Greece
Aesop’s Fables Aesop told his fables as he went from place to place; he became a very famous storyteller. He has been given credit for hundreds of fables, but he probably didn’t write them all. Fable: a short story, typically with animals, that relates a moral or lesson.
All of the fables we will read in class are classified as Aesop’s Fables. One of Aesop’s most famous fables is The Tortoise and the Hare. Most of Aesop’s Fables use animals as the main characters. No one knows if Aesop everwrote any of his fables down,but others who heard them began to publish the stories. Aesop’s fables
Aesop’s famous fable:The Tortoise and the Hare We will be reading this fable in class, but here will we analyze the structure to show the common features of an Aesopian fable. Characters: 2 main; a tortoise and a hare Personification Length: short; about 2-3 paragraphs maximum Actual length depends on the version Moral: clearly shown; “slow and steady wins the race” The moral is often what you will remember.
Fables:Aesop’s or not? Take a look at the fables below -- not all of them are Aesop’s!
There are many places to find Aesop’s fables, and many have been given a modern twist. The University of Massachusetts has an art class that has been working since 1994 to illustrate many fables in a modern setting. Walt Disney even released an animated version of Aesop’s The Tortoise and the Hare! Where are Aesop’s fables today?