Aesop's first fables were told as stories in Greece as early as 620 B.C. and were written down and referenced by Greek authors by the fourth century. Fables that have been attributed to Aesop may have earlier origins fro... More »

An example of a fable would be "The Ant and the Grasshopper," by the Greek fabulist Aesop. A fable is a short fictional story, often containing elements such as anthropomorphic animals, written for the benefit of a concl... More »

Because fables are fairly simple stories, a good moral for a fable should be a simple lesson that a child can easily understand. Fables are great stories for children because they are usually quite short and involve anim... More »

One of the main reasons that ancient Greece fell to Macedonia during the 4th century B.C. was the superior tactical planning employed against Greece by King Philip II of Macedon. In addition to reorganizing and strengthe... More »

Regionally, hand puppets first appeared in India during the fourth century B.C.; Greece in the fifth century B.C., according to Plato; and England in the 14th century, according to Chaucer. Egyptians had puppets during t... More »

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Because fables are fairly simple stories, a good moral for a fable should be a simple lesson that a child can easily understand. Fables are great stories for children because they are usually quite short and involve anim... More »

Funny fables with morals include "The Gnat and the Bull," "Belling the Cat" and "The Fox and the Goat." Each story is one of Aesop's fables. More »