(757 words)

b. in Thrace;

d. 564/3 BC in Delphi;

Greek fabulist.


Preserved are late collections of his fables which only contain a selection of his animal fables, as the ancient evidence shows.


A total of more than 100 manuscripts are known; they can …

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Ihm, Sibylle, “Aesop”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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