Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE FARMER AND THE FROZEN VIPER
A farmer picked up a viper that was half-dead from the cold. When the farmer
had warmed the viper, the viper uncoiled and grabbed hold of the man's hand
and with a fatal bite, he killed the man who had wanted to save him. As he was
dying, the man spoke some words that are well worth remembering: 'Well, I got
what I deserve for having shown kindness to a scoundrel!'
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 176: Caxton 1.10 [English]
Perry 176: Gibbs (Oxford) 440 [English]
Perry 176: Jacobs 17 [English]
Perry 176: L'Estrange 9 [English]
Perry 176: Townsend 21 [English]
Perry 176: Steinhowel 1.10 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 176: Babrius 143 [Greek]
Perry 176: Chambry 82 [Greek]
Perry 176: Syntipas 25 [Greek]
Perry 176: Ademar 11 [Latin]
Perry 176: Odo 59 [Latin]
Perry 176: Phaedrus 4.20 [Latin]
Perry 176: Rom. Anglicus 89 [Latin]
Perry 176: Walter of England 10 [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.