Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE HUNTER AND THE WOLF
A certain hunter saw a wolf attacking a flock and tearing to pieces as many
of the sheep as he could. The hunter skilfully hunted down the wolf and set
his dogs on him. Then he shouted at the wolf, 'O you terrible beast, where is
that former strength of yours? You cannot even withstand the attack of these
This fable shows that each man makes his reputation in the field which is
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 404: Gibbs (Oxford) 372 [English]
Perry 404: Syntipas 6 [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.