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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A story about a stork, urging us not to associate with wicked people.
The cranes were making trouble for the farmer by snatching the seed he had scattered on the ground. There was a stork who associated with the cranes and lived together with them although he never did any harm to the farmer. When the farmer was fed up with the damage being done to his crops, he prepared a snare and captured the stork together with the cranes. Thus the stork was actually held accountable for crimes he had never committed.
If you consort with wicked people, you will receive the same punishment they do.

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 194: Caxton 6.9 [English]
Perry 194: Gibbs (Oxford) 48 [English]
Perry 194: L'Estrange 74 [English]
Perry 194: Townsend 20 [English]
Perry 194: Steinhowel 6.9 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 194: Aphthonius 14 [Greek]
Perry 194: Babrius 13 [Greek]
Perry 194: Chambry 284 [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.