Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
HERCULES AND PLUTUS
Riches are justly hated by courageous people: coffers of
cash put a stop to honest traffic in praise.
Thanks to his excellent qualities, Hercules was received into heaven. He saluted
the gods who came to congratulate him one after another, but when he was approached
by Plutus, the god of wealth and the son of Fortune, Hercules turned his eyes
aside. Father Jupiter asked him why he did this. Hercules answered, 'I hate the
god of riches: he is a friend to the wicked who corrupts the entire world by
throwing his money around!'
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 111: Gibbs (Oxford) 413 [English]
Perry 111: Chambry 130 [Greek]
Perry 111: Phaedrus 4.12 [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.