Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE YOUNG MAN AND THE PROSTITUTE
A dishonest prostitute was trying to seduce a young man and he willingly gave
himself over to her deceptions, even though she often caused him considerable
pain and suffering. The scheming creature would say things like, 'Although many
men vie for my favours with gifts, I value you the most of all.' Thinking about
how often she had tricked him, the young man remarked, 'I am glad to hear it,
my darling - not because I believe you, but because what you say pleases me.'
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 555: Caxton 3.10 [English]
Perry 555: Gibbs (Oxford) 254 [English]
Perry 555: Steinhowel 3.10 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 555: Phaedrus 6.29 [Latin]
Perry 555: Rom. Anglicus 30 [Latin]
Perry 555: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 29 [Latin]
Perry 555: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 2.14
Perry 555: Walter of England 49 [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.