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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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

THE EUNUCH AND THE FORTUNE-TELLER

A eunuch went to a fortune-teller to find out whether he would ever have children. The fortune-teller sacrificed an animal and spread out its liver for examination. He then said, 'When I look into the liver, I see that you will be a father, but when I look upon your face, you do not even appear to be a man!'

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 310: Gibbs (Oxford) 367 [English]
Perry 310: Babrius 54 [Greek]
Perry 310: Chambry 113 [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.