Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
ZEUS AND PROMETHEUS
Following Zeus's orders, Prometheus fashioned humans and animals. When Zeus
saw that the animals far outnumbered the humans, he ordered Prometheus to reduce
the number of the animals by turning them into people. Prometheus did as he
was told, and as a result those people who were originally animals have a human
body but the soul of an animal.
This fable is suitable for a man who is rough and brutal.
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 240: Gibbs (Oxford) 515 [English]
Perry 240: Chambry 322 [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.