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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A dishonest prostitute was trying to seduce a young man and he willingly gave himself over to her deceptions, even though she often caused him considerable pain and suffering. The scheming creature would say things like, 'Although many men vie for my favours with gifts, I value you the most of all.' Thinking about how often she had tricked him, the young man remarked, 'I am glad to hear it, my darling - not because I believe you, but because what you say pleases 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 555: Caxton 3.10 [English]
Perry 555: Gibbs (Oxford) 254 [English]
Perry 555: Steinhowel 3.10 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 555: Phaedrus 6.29 [Latin]
Perry 555: Rom. Anglicus 30 [Latin]
Perry 555: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 29 [Latin]
Perry 555: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 2.14 [Latin]
Perry 555: Walter of England 49 [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.