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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


The dolphins were always at war with the whales. A crab came forward to mediate between them, as if someone without any public reputation could bring about a peace between warring kings!

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 62: Gibbs (Oxford) 220 [English]
Perry 62: Townsend 116 [English]
Perry 62: Babrius 39 [Greek]
Perry 62: Chambry 95 [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.