Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE LION AND THE FARMER'S DAUGHTER
A story about a lion and a young woman, which teaches us
not to indulge our desires.
A lion who had fallen in love with a young woman went to the woman's father to
ask for her hand in marriage. The father was afraid to refuse the lion's offer,
but asked him first to have his teeth and claws taken out; otherwise the lion
could only arouse his daughter's terror. The lion was so in love with the woman
that he agreed to the bargain. When the lion came back and approached the farmer,
now naked and defenceless, the farmer clubbed him to death.
If you follow your enemies' advice, you will run into danger.
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 140: Gibbs (Oxford) 355 [English]
Perry 140: Jacobs 71 [English]
Perry 140: L'Estrange 123 [English]
Perry 140: Townsend 47 [English]
Perry 140: Aphthonius 7 [Greek]
Perry 140: Babrius 98 [Greek]
Perry 140: Chambry 198 [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.