Over two hundred familiar tales from 'Look Before You Leap' and
'The Boy Who Cried Wolf' to much less familiar tales, each with its
own sharply pointed moral.
Aesop lived in the early sixth century BC on the island of Samos, which lies off the coast of modern Turkey. He originally came from Thrace which was a separate country in those days, though it now forms part of Greece and Bulgaria. Very little is known about his life except that he worked as a slave on Samos for a master called Iadmon, and that he became a very famous storyteller. He was so famous that almost any fable which could have been told by him became attributed to him.