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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


Zeus had decided to award prizes to the most beautiful animal babies so he inspected each and every one of them in order to reach a decision. The monkey also participated, claiming to be the mother of a very beautiful baby: a naked, snub-nosed little monkey whom she cradled in her arms. When the gods took a look at that monkey, they all started to laugh but his mother insisted, 'The winner is for Zeus to decide! But in my eyes this one is the most beautiful of all.'

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 364: Caxton Avyan 11 [English]
Perry 364: Gibbs (Oxford) 253 [English]
Perry 364: Townsend 72 [English]
Perry 364: Steinhowel Avyan 11 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 364: Babrius 56 [Greek]
Perry 364: Avianus 14 [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.