Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE COWARD AND THE RAVENS
A coward was leaving on his way to war. Some ravens cawed at him, so he put
his weapons down and stood still. Then he took up his arms once more and proceeded
on his way, but the ravens cawed at him again. The coward stopped and finally
said, 'Squawk at me as long as you want: you are still not going to get a bite
out of my flesh!'
This is a story for people who are terrible cowards.
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 245: Gibbs (Oxford) 251 [English]
Perry 245: Chambry 47 [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.