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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:


Riches are justly hated by courageous people: coffers of cash put a stop to honest traffic in praise.
Thanks to his excellent qualities, Hercules was received into heaven. He saluted the gods who came to congratulate him one after another, but when he was approached by Plutus, the god of wealth and the son of Fortune, Hercules turned his eyes aside. Father Jupiter asked him why he did this. Hercules answered, 'I hate the god of riches: he is a friend to the wicked who corrupts the entire world by throwing his money around!'

Source: Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura Gibbs. Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
NOTE: New cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.

Perry 111: Gibbs (Oxford) 413 [English]
Perry 111: Chambry 130 [Greek]
Perry 111: Phaedrus 4.12 [Latin]

You can find a compilation of Perry's index to the Aesopica in the gigantic appendix to his edition of Babrius and Phaedrus for the Loeb Classical Library (Harvard University Press: Cambridge, 1965). This book is an absolute must for anyone interested in the Aesopic fable tradition. Invaluable.