Flourished: Greece

Alternate name: Esop

Aesop was a 6th-century B.C. Greek enslaved person and author of fables.

Jayne Elizabeth Lewis, The English Fable: Aesop and Literary Culture, 1651-1740 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996), 1-3, 78; Donald S. Gochberg, "Aesop," Frank N. Magill, ed., Dictionary of World Biography Volume 1: The Ancient World (Pasadena: Salem Press, 1998), 17-21.