The world knows very little about Aesop other than his fables, which describe human nature as freshly now as when he first told them in the sixth century,
Popular myth holds that Aesop’s storytelling skills made him so beloved by the Greeks that he was permitted to travel as a free man. When he arrived in the realm of King Croesus, he was invited to stay as a citizen. There Aesop ingratiated himself, using his illustrative fables to reconcile people. His ambassadorial skills inspired Croesus to send him on a mission to Delphi to dispense a quantity of gold to the populace. But the greed displayed there so offended Aesop that he threatened to return the gold to Croesus. This action enraged the Delphis and they executed Aesop.