Fecha: 17/05/2010
Aesop (more than 6 hoursof audio)

Fables are stories that impart a moral or practical lesson and usually feature animals. The most famous creator of fables was Aesop. Various collections that go under the rubric Aesop's Fables are currently available in book form (especially books for children) and the stories are often dramatized as plays and cartoons. Some of the earliest known Aesopic fables concern the Greek gods, but those best-known today feature animals that speak and have human characteristics, such as the "Tortoise and the Hare" or "The Ant and the Grasshopper".

Aesop's Fables or Aesopica refers to a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and story-teller who lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 560 BC. His fables are some of the most well known in the world. The fables remain a popular choice for moral education of children today. Many stories included in Aesop's Fables, such as "The Fox and the Grapes" (from which the idiom "sour grapes" derives), "The Tortoise and the Hare", "The North Wind and the Sun", "The Boy Who Cried Wolf" and "The Ant and the Grasshopper" are well-known throughout the world.

Dating back to the 6th century BC, Aesop’s Fables tell universal truths through the use of simple allegories that are easily understood. Though almost nothing is known of Aesop himself, and some scholars question whether he existed at all, these stories stand as timeless classics known in almost every culture in the world.

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