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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A comfortably plump dog happened to run into a wolf. The wolf asked the dog where he had been finding enough food to get so big and fat. 'It is a man,' said the dog, 'who gives me all this food to eat.' The wolf then asked him, 'And what about that bare spot there on your neck?' The dog replied, 'My skin has been rubbed bare by the iron collar which my master forged and placed upon my neck.' The wolf then jeered at the dog and said, 'Keep your luxury to yourself then! I don't want anything to do with it, if my neck will have to chafe against a chain of iron!'

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 346: Caxton 3.15 [English]
Perry 346: Gibbs (Oxford) 3 [English]
Perry 346: Jacobs 28 [English]
Perry 346: L'Estrange 66 [English]
Perry 346: Townsend 110 [English]
Perry 346: Steinhowel 3.15 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 346: Babrius 100 [Greek]
Perry 346: Chambry 226 [Greek]
Perry 346: Ademar 45 [Latin]
Perry 346: Avianus 37 [Latin]
Perry 346: Phaedrus 3.7 [Latin]
Perry 346: Rom. Anglicus 33 [Latin]
Perry 346: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 32 [Latin]
Perry 346: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 2.17 [Latin]
Perry 346: Walter of England 54 [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.