Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE SNAIL AND THE
A snail found a mirror and when she saw how brightly he shone, she fell in love
with him. She quickly climbed up onto the mirror's round surface and began to
lick him. The snail clearly was no good for the mirror and only besmirched his
lustrous radiance with filth and slime. A monkey then found the mirror after
it had been dirtied by the snail, and remarked, 'That's what happens when you
let someone like that walk all over you!'
For women who marry worthless fools.
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 559: Gibbs (Oxford) 554 [English]
Perry 559: Ademar 8 [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.