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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


When the she-goats had persuaded Jupiter to give them beards, the male goats were extremely upset and began to complain that the women now had the same degree of dignity that they did. 'Come now,' said Jupiter, 'let the women enjoy this vain source of pride and stake their claim to the badges of your office so long as they cannot rival you in strength!'
Let this be a sign that you should put up with people who wear the same uniform as you do, even if they are not your equals in valour.

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 516: Gibbs (Oxford) 512 [English]
Perry 516: Townsend 281 [English]
Perry 516: Phaedrus 4.17 [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.