Aesop's Fables is a collection of stories attributed to a Greek slave named Aesop who lived around 600 B.C. Each of Aesop's fables ends in a proverb or moral teaching. Modern times have classified Aesop's Fables as children's stories. Parents read such stories as "The Fox and the Grapes", "The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg", "The Tortoise and the Hare", and "The Ant and the Grasshopper" to their children. But Aesop's Fables served orginially as illustrations for moral advice and ethical behavior.