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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A deer had fallen ill and was resting on the grassy plain. When the other animals came to see her, they ate up all the grass in her pasture. As a result, when the deer recovered from her illness, she ended up dying since her pasture had come to an end.
The fable shows that there is no benefit in having lots of foolish friends; in fact, it can be a disaster.

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 305: Gibbs (Oxford) 90 [English]
Perry 305: Townsend 53 [English]
Perry 305: Babrius 46 [Greek]
Perry 305: Syntipas 20 [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.