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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A wicked farmer envied his neighbour's abundant crops. In order to destroy the fruits of that man's labour, he caught a fox, attached a blazing fire-brand to her tail and then let the fox loose in his neighbour's crops. The fox, however, did not go where she was sent. Instead, as fate decreed, she set fire to the crops of the man who had let her loose.
Bad neighbours are the first to suffer from the harm they would do to others.

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 283: Gibbs (Oxford) 437 [English]
Perry 283: Townsend 143 [English]
Perry 283: Aphthonius 38 [Greek]
Perry 283: Babrius 11 [Greek]
Perry 283: Chambry 58 [Greek]
Perry 283: Ademar 29 [Latin]
Perry 283: Rom. Anglicus 95 [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.