Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE DOGS AND THE LION SKIN
Some dogs found a lion's skin and were tearing it to shreds, when a fox saw
them and said, 'If that lion were still among the living, you would see that
his claws are stronger than your teeth!'
This fable is for people who attack a man of renown when he has fallen from
his position of power and glory.
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 406: Gibbs (Oxford) 231 [English]
Perry 406: Townsend 226 [English]
Perry 406: Syntipas 19 [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.