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Aesop’s Fables: Ancient Greek Story

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Aesop’s Fables are some of the most famous stories with moral lessons in history, and many of the tales are used to guide children in regard to moral themes and life lessons.


Teaching children moral lessons from a young age is undoubtedly the goal of many parents, but it can be difficult to sit kids down to teach them about such abstract concepts.


However, entertaining stories that help children understand ethical concepts in a way that they can understand are useful tools in establishing a strong moral foundation in young children.For this reason, people throughout the centuries have told their children the ancient Greek stories attributed to a slave who lived in Greece millennia ago.


Thought to have been written around 620 to 564 BC, Aesop’s Fables, known as “Aesopica” in Ancient Greek, have been credited to a slave named Aesop who was known for his storytelling ability.While the true identity of the author is unknown, scholars believe that many of the stories were likely passed on orally for centuries before they were recorded in writing.


From antiquity, through the Middle Ages, and into the modern day, Aesop’s Fables have been heralded as important tales that illustrate significant moral lessons in a way that is easy for all to understand.