Aesop’s Fables

Aesop
Reading Order: Book 14
Categories: 2019, Stuart Browning
Pages: 212
Suggested By: 1001 Must Read Books Before You Die
Date Started: May 18, 2018
Date Finished: May 21, 2019
Reason Book was Chosen: A hangover from 2018; on a couple of occasions last year I used this as a stop gap between book choices as I was never too sure what to read next. This year I’m determined to finish it.
My Thoughts

Aesop’s Fables is a collection of fables credited to Aesop, a slave and storyteller believed to have lived in ancient Greece between 620 and 564 BC. Of diverse origins, the stories associated with his name have descended to modern times through a number of sources and continue to be reinterpreted in different verbal registers and in popular as well as artistic media.   The fables originally belonged to the oral tradition and were not collected for some three centuries after Aesop’s death.

Some great short anecdotal stories each containing a moral of some description, giving the reader something to ponder with regards to their actions.  A fun little read that you can pick read a couple of fables and then put down again (which I did a number of times).

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