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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


When the camel saw another animal's horns, she begged Zeus to give her horns too. Zeus was angry at the camel's greediness, so he cropped her ears instead.
This fable shows that people who grasp for more than they need are deprived of what they have.

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 117: Caxton Avyan 7 [English]
Perry 117: Gibbs (Oxford) 510 [English]
Perry 117: L'Estrange 80 [English]
Perry 117: Townsend 302 [English]
Perry 117: Steinhowel Avyan 7 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 117: Aphthonius 15 [Greek]
Perry 117: Chambry 146 [Greek]
Perry 117: Syntipas 59 [Greek]
Perry 117: Avianus 8 [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.