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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A man had just one ox so he yoked the ox together with a donkey and started to plow. It was a humiliating arrangement, but unavoidable. When the work was finished and the man was about to unyoke them, the donkey asked the ox, 'Who do you think is going to carry the old man's tools on his back?' The ox said to the donkey, 'The same one who always carries them!'

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 292: Gibbs (Oxford) 218 [English]
Perry 292: Babrius 55 [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.