Aesop (c. 620-564 BC) was an Ancient Greek storyteller best known for his collection of Fables. Though his actual existence is unproven, details of Aesop’s life are found in many ancient sources, including Aristotle, Herodotus, and Plutarch. Many fables have been gathered and attributed to him. His stories have been a part of Western culture for more than 2,000 years, and have appeared in literature, theater, film, and television.