Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE BOASTFUL LAMP
There was a lamp drunk on his own oil who boasted one evening to everyone present
that he was brighter than the Morning Star and that his splendour shone more
conspicuously than anything else in the world. A sudden puff of wind blew in
the lamp's direction, and its breath extinguished his light. A man lit the lamp
once again and said to him, 'Shine, lamp, and be silent! The splendour of the
stars is not ever extinguished.'
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 349: Gibbs (Oxford) 211 [English]
Perry 349: Townsend 159 [English]
Perry 349: Babrius 114 [Greek]
Perry 349: Chambry 232 [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.