Do you think Aesop really existed?

May 2019
6
Belgium
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?
 

Linschoten

Ad Honoris
Aug 2010
16,212
Welsh Marches
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.