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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A dove who lived in a certain dovecote was boasting about the number of children she had given birth to. The crow heard her and said, 'Stop your bragging! The more children you have, the greater the slavery you bring into the world!'
The fable shows that the most unfortunate house slaves are the ones who give birth to children in captivity.

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 202: Gibbs (Oxford) 194 [English]
Perry 202: L'Estrange 196 [English]
Perry 202: Townsend 248 [English]
Perry 202: Chambry 302 [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.