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Aesop’s Life, Translated by George Fyler Townsend

"Aesop's Life." N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Mar. 2016.

In lines 19-23, the author's main purpose of including the information about Aesop's speaking skills is to highlight that


Aesop was a masterful writer who struggled with his speaking skills.


Aesop refused to speak in public or with learned men out of fear that he would be rejected. His master was unhappy with him.


Aesop was a celebrated and eloquent speaker. His master was very satisfied with his abilities.


Aesop was an adequate speaker but he truly excelled behind the scenes in assisting his employers with speaking to the public.

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