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Aesop

Birthdate: 620 BC
Date of death: 564 BC
Other names: Aisópos Ezop

Aesop was a Greek fabulist and storyteller credited with a number of fables now collectively known as Aesop's Fables. Although his existence remains unclear and no writings by him survive, numerous tales credited to him were gathered across the centuries and in many languages in a storytelling tradition that continues to this day. Many of the tales are characterized by animals and inanimate objects that speak, solve problems, and generally have human characteristics.

Scattered details of Aesop's life can be found in ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. An ancient literary work called The Aesop Romance tells an episodic, probably highly fictional version of his life, including the traditional description of him as a strikingly ugly slave who by his cleverness acquires freedom and becomes an adviser to kings and city-states. Older spellings of his name have included Esop and Isope. Depictions of Aesop in popular culture over the last 2500 years have included many works of art and his appearance as a character in numerous books, films, plays, and television programs. Wikipedia

Photo: Diego Velázquez, See below. / Public domain

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„Don't cry over spilt milk.“

—  Aesop

The Milkmaid and Her Pail.

„Enemies' promises were made to be broken.“

—  Aesop

The Nurse and the Wolf http://books.google.com/books?id=5llsEPwcG2wC&q=%22promises+were+made+to+be+broken%22&pg=PA109#v=onepage, as translated by Joseph Jacobs (1894).

„Appearances often are deceiving.“

—  Aesop

The Wolf in Sheep's Clothing.

„No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.“

—  Aesop, book The Lion and the Mouse

The Lion and the Mouse.
Variant: No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

„Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Etiam egestas wisi a erat. Morbi imperdiet, mauris ac auctor dictum.“

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