Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
MOMUS AND THE GODS
The story goes that Zeus, Poseidon and Athena were arguing about who could make
something truly good. Zeus made the most excellent of all animals, man, while
Athena made a house for people to live in, and, when it was his turn, Poseidon
made a bull. Momus was selected to judge the competition, for he was still living
among the gods at that time. Given that Momus was inclined to dislike them all,
he immediately started to criticize the bull for not having eyes under his horns
to let him take aim when he gored something; he criticized man for not having
been given a window into his heart so that his neighbour could see what he was
planning; and he criticized the house because it had not been made with iron
wheels at its base, which would have made it possible for the owners of the
house to move it from place to place when they went travelling.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.
Perry 100: Gibbs (Oxford) 518 [English]
Perry 100: Townsend 252 [English]
Perry 100: Babrius 59 [Greek]
Perry 100: Chambry 124 [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.