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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A mouse fell into a pot of broth which had no lid. As he was choking on the grease and gasping for breath he said, 'Well, I have had my fill of eating and drinking and I have stuffed myself with all kinds of fine food: the time has now come for me to die!'

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 167: Gibbs (Oxford) 425 [English]
Perry 167: Babrius 60 [Greek]
Perry 167: Chambry 238 [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.