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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


Socrates was being rudely addressed by a slave who had actually seduced his master's wife, a fact which Socrates knew to be familiar to the people who were present. Socrates therefore said to the slave, 'You are pleased with yourself because you are pleasing to someone whom you ought not to please, but don't think you will escape unpunished, because you are not pleasing the person whom you really ought to please!'

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 554: Gibbs (Oxford) 541 [English]
Perry 554: Phaedrus 6.27 [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.