Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
THE WOLF AND THE DOG IN PURSUIT
As he chased after a wolf, the dog capered with pleasure at how quickly he was
able to run, revelling in his own strength. In fact, the dog actually imagined
that the wolf was running away from him because of his superior prowess. But
then the wolf turned around and said to the dog, 'I am not running away from
you! I'm just afraid of being chased down by your master.'
The fable shows that you should not take pride in the good qualities that
actually belong to someone else.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.
Perry 407: Gibbs (Oxford) 232 [English]
Perry 407: Syntipas 38 [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.