Aesop, 620-560 BCE
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".
- Aesop's Fables / translated by G. F. Townsend
Includes a Life of Aesop
- The Fables of Aesop / translated by Joseph Jacobs
Includes a short history of the Aesopic Fable
- Aesop's Fables; a new translation / translated by V. S. Vernon Jones; illustrated by Arthur Rackham
- The fables of Aesop, as first printed by William Caxton in 1484, with those of Avian, Alfonso and Poggio, now again edited and induced by Joseph Jacobs