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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


While he was out carousing, the owner of a camel ordered her to dance to the music of bronze cymbals and flutes. The camel refused and said 'I am lucky just to walk down the road without being laughed at: dancing the Pyrrhic is out of the question!'

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 249: Gibbs (Oxford) 353 [English]
Perry 249: Babrius 80 [Greek]
Perry 249: Chambry 147 [Greek]

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.