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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


There was once a fisherman who saw some fish in the sea and played on his pipe, expecting them to come out onto the land. When his hopes proved false, he took a net and used it instead, and in this way he was able to haul in a huge catch of fish. As the fish were all leaping about, the fisherman remarked, 'I say, enough of your dancing, since you refused to dance when I played my pipe for you before!'

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 11: Caxton 6.7 [English]
Perry 11: Gibbs (Oxford) 290 [English]
Perry 11: Jacobs 42 [English]
Perry 11: L'Estrange 108 [English]
Perry 11: Townsend 11 [English]
Perry 11: Steinhowel 6.7 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 11: Aphthonius 33 [Greek]
Perry 11: Babrius 9 [Greek]
Perry 11: Chambry 24 [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.