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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


When Aesop saw crowds of people thronging to the wedding party of his neighbour, a thief, he immediately told them the following story: 'Once upon a time, the Sun wanted to get married but the frogs raised a cry of protest up to the heavens. Jupiter, disturbed by their shouting, asked the reason for their complaint, and one of the swamp's inhabitants explained, "Already one Sun is enough to burn up all the ponds, condemning us to a miserable death in our parched abode. What is going to happen to us when he will have sons of his own?"'

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 314: Caxton 1.7 [English]
Perry 314: Gibbs (Oxford) 436 [English]
Perry 314: Townsend 312 [English]
Perry 314: Steinhowel 1.7 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 314: Babrius 24 [Greek]
Perry 314: Chambry 127 [Greek]
Perry 314: Ademar 10 [Latin]
Perry 314: Phaedrus 1.6 [Latin]
Perry 314: Rom. Anglicus 8 [Latin]
Perry 314: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 1.8 [Latin]
Perry 314: Walter of England 7 [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.