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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A dog was running after a hare and when he caught him, he would alternately bite the hare and then lick the blood that flowed from the wound. The hare thought that the dog was kissing him, so he said, 'You should either embrace me as a friend, or bite me like an enemy.'
This fable shows that some people make an outward show of friendship but inwardly they are filled with wickedness and hostility.

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 136: Gibbs (Oxford) 374 [English]
Perry 136: L'Estrange 100 [English]
Perry 136: Townsend 176 [English]
Perry 136: Babrius 87 [Greek]
Perry 136: Chambry 182 [Greek]
Perry 136: Syntipas 50 [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.