Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE FOX AND THE GRAPES
Driven by hunger, a fox tried to reach some grapes hanging high on the vine.
Although she leaped with all her strength, she couldn't manage to reach the
grapes. As she went away, the fox remarked, 'Oh, you aren't even ripe yet! I
don't need any sour grapes.'
People who speak disparagingly of things that they cannot attain would do
well to apply this instructive little story to their own lives.
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 15: Caxton 4.1 [English]
Perry 15: Gibbs (Oxford) 256 [English]
Perry 15: Gibbs (Oxford) 255 [English]
Perry 15: Jacobs 31 [English]
Perry 15: L'Estrange 129 [English]
Perry 15: L'Estrange 130 [English]
Perry 15: Townsend 208 [English]
Perry 15: Steinhowel 4.1 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 15: Babrius 19 [Greek]
Perry 15: Chambry 32 [Greek]
Perry 15: Phaedrus 4.3 [Latin]
Perry 15: Rom. Anglicus 102 [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.