Aesop, 620-560 BCE

Biographical note

By tradition, a slave, contemporary of Croesus and Peisistratus in the mid-sixth century BCE in ancient Greece. He is known only for the genre of fables ascribed to him. He was by tradition extremely ugly and deformed, which is the sole basis for making a grotesque marble figure in the Villa Albani, Rome, a "portrait of Aesop".

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