Do you think Aesop really existed?

May 2019
6
Belgium
#1
It seem that majority of historians doubt about his existence. The name Aesop was maybe a generic name used for the compilation of greek fables. Mainly because ancient greeks didn't know the name of several authors behind it

What do you think?
 
Aug 2010
16,027
Welsh Marches
#2
The stories in the Aesopic collections are undoubtedly of varied origin, and the stories that were told about Aesop seem to be entirely legendary; for figures like this for whom we have no reliable information, it really makes no practical difference whether or not one cares to regard them as being historical.
 

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