M0975 = Perry278. Source: Babrius 15 (translated into Latin prose). This is Perry 278. Heracles was indeed a slave to Queen Omphale of Lydia. Theseus could claim god-like good luck in that he became the king of a great city, Athens. The humor of this story depends on the glib Athenian being bested by a hick from Thebes in Boeotia since, after all, Heracles was a much more accomplished hero than Theseus. For another fable about a Boeotian, see #925.