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Aesop was a slave in ancient Greece who earned his freedom by telling fables. In the education of ancient Greeks and Romans, fables were known as 'progymnasmata' - exercises that trained students in writing and public speaking. They learnt the fables, expanded on them and invented their own to use in speeches as persuasive examples.
The fables are listed below in alphabetical order. You can choose to teach them in any order you like as the characters are not inter-related.
Each fable includes a pdf transcript and an 'interactive transcript' to follow along while the audio plays. 'Key themes' are also suggested - clicking on one will show all the fables that share that theme.