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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


As the humpbacked camel was crossing a swift-flowing river, she relieved herself. Then, when she saw her excrement floating out in front of her, the camel remarked, 'Oh, this is a bad business indeed: the thing that should have stayed behind has now moved up to the front!'

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 321: Gibbs (Oxford) 565 [English]
Perry 321: Babrius 40 [Greek]
Perry 321: Chambry 144 [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.