Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE FOX AND THE RAVEN
A story about a fox and a raven which urges us not to trust
anyone who is trying to deceive us.
The raven seized a piece of cheese and carried his spoils up to his perch high
in a tree. A fox came up and walked in circles around the raven, planning a trick.
'What is this?' cried the fox. 'O raven, the elegant proportions of your body
are remarkable, and you have a complexion that is worthy of the king of the birds!
If only you had a voice to match, then you would be first among the fowl!' The
fox said these things to trick the raven and the raven fell for it: he let out
a great squawk and dropped his cheese. By thus showing off his voice, the raven
let go of his spoils. The fox then grabbed the cheese and said, 'O raven, you
do have a voice, but no brains to go with it!'
If you follow your enemies' advice, you will get hurt.
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 124: Caxton 1.15 [English]
Perry 124: Gibbs (Oxford) 104 [English]
Perry 124: Jacobs 8 [English]
Perry 124: L'Estrange 14 [English]
Perry 124: Townsend 95 [English]
Perry 124: Steinhowel 1.15 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 124: Aphthonius 29 [Greek]
Perry 124: Babrius 77 [Greek]
Perry 124: Chambry 165 [Greek]
Perry 124: Ademar 15 [Latin]
Perry 124: Odo 70 [Latin]
Perry 124: Phaedrus 1.13 [Latin]
Perry 124: Rom. Anglicus 14 [Latin]
Perry 124: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 12 [Latin]
Perry 124: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 1.14
Perry 124: Walter of England 15 [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.