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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


There was a groom who used to sell his horse's barley to the innkeepers and drink all evening long. He would then spend the whole next day combing and currying the horse. The horse said to the groom, 'If you really want me to look good, then don't sell the food that nourishes me!'

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 319: Gibbs (Oxford) 385 [English]
Perry 319: Townsend 40 [English]
Perry 319: Babrius 83 [Greek]
Perry 319: Chambry 140 [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.