Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE LION AND THE MAN DISPUTING
A story about a lion and a man, urging us to be honest and
to refrain from boasting.
A man and a lion were arguing. The man proclaimed the superiority of the human
race, while the lion argued on behalf of his own kind. As they were contending
with one another as to who was superior, the man produced as evidence the statue
of a lion being defeated by a man. The lion retorted, 'And if there were also
sculptors among us lions, you would see more people being conquered by lions
than lions by people!'
One who deals with others honestly will win the victory.
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 284: Caxton 4.15 [English]
Perry 284: Gibbs (Oxford) 187 [English]
Perry 284: Gibbs (Oxford) 186 [English]
Perry 284: Jacobs 35 [English]
Perry 284: Townsend 29 [English]
Perry 284: Steinhowel 4.15 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 284: Aphthonius 34 [Greek]
Perry 284: Chambry 59 [Greek]
Perry 284: Ademar 52 [Latin]
Perry 284: Rom. Anglicus 85 [Latin]
Perry 284: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 2.28
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.