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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A wolf once saw a lamb who had wandered away from the flock. He did not want to rush upon the lamb and seize him violently. Instead, he sought a reasonable complaint to justify his hatred. 'You insulted me last year, when you were small' said the wolf. The lamb replied, 'How could I have insulted you last year? I'm not even a year old.' The wolf continued, 'Well, are you not cropping the grass of this field which belongs to me?' The lamb said, 'No, I haven't eaten any grass; I have not even begun to graze.' Finally the wolf exclaimed, 'But didn't you drink from the fountain which I drink from?' The lamb answered, 'It is my mother's breast that gives me my drink.' The wolf then seized the lamb and as he chewed he said, 'You are not going to make this wolf go without his dinner, even if you are able to easily refute every one of my charges!'

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 155: Caxton 1.2 [English]
Perry 155: Gibbs (Oxford) 130 [English]
Perry 155: Jacobs 2 [English]
Perry 155: L'Estrange 2 [English]
Perry 155: Townsend 1 [English]
Perry 155: Steinhowel 1.2 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 155: Babrius 89 [Greek]
Perry 155: Chambry 221 [Greek]
Perry 155: Ademar 3 [Latin]
Perry 155: Odo 24 [Latin]
Perry 155: Phaedrus 1.1 [Latin]
Perry 155: Rom. Anglicus 2 [Latin]
Perry 155: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 2 [Latin]
Perry 155: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 1.2 [Latin]
Perry 155: Walter of England 2 [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.