Äsop

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Basic data

  1. 620 BCE in Nesebăr
  2. 564 BCE in Delphi
  3. Dichter

Iconography

Plaster cast of a Hellenistic statue thought to depict Aesop; original in the Art Collection of the Villa Albani, Rome. (Source: Wikimedia)
A woodcut of Aesop surrounded by events from his life from La vida del Ysopet con sus fabulas historiadas (Spain, 1489). (Source: Wikimedia)
Aesop (left) as depicted by Francis Barlow in the 1687 edition of Aesop's Fables with His Life. (Source: Wikimedia)
Example of a coin image from ancient Delphi thought by one antiquarian to represent Aesop. (Source: Wikimedia)
Roberto Fontana, Aesop Narrates His Fables to the Handmaids of Xanthus, 1876. (Source: Wikimedia)
Aesop shown in Japanese dress in a 1659 edition of the fables from Kyoto. (Source: Wikimedia)
Image presumed to depict Aesop and fox, Greek red-figure cup c. 450 BCE. (Source: Wikimedia)
Portrait of Aesop by Velázquez in the Prado. (Source: Wikimedia)
The Beautiful Rhodope in Love with Aesop, engraving by Bartolozzi, 1782, after a painting by Angelica Kauffman. (Source: Wikimedia)
Johann Michael Wittmer, Aesop Tells His Fables, 1879. (Source: Wikimedia)
Bildnis Äsop (griech. Aísopos), Daumont -  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Bildnis des Äsop,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Aesop,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Aesop,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Aesop,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Aesop,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Aesop,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Aesop,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Aesop,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)
Aesop,  (Quelle: Digitaler Portraitindex)

Biographical information from Henze-Digital

“Er wird oft irrtümlich als Begründer der (europäischen) Fabeldichtung genannt, obwohl er eher als legendäre denn als historische Person gilt”. See Äsop.

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