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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


Do no harm - if someone does get hurt, then turn-about is fair play, as this fable cautions.
The fox is said to have started it by inviting the stork to dinner and serving a liquid broth on a marble slab which the hungry stork could not so much as taste. The stork, in turn, invited the fox to dinner and served a narrow-mouthed jug filled with crumbled food. The stork was able to thrust her beak inside and eat as much as she wanted, while her guest was tormented with hunger. As the fox was licking the neck of the jug in vain, the stork is supposed to have said, 'When others follow your example, you have to grin and bear it.'

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 426: Caxton 2.13 [English]
Perry 426: Gibbs (Oxford) 156 [English]
Perry 426: Jacobs 19 [English]
Perry 426: L'Estrange 30 [English]
Perry 426: Townsend 251 [English]
Perry 426: Steinhowel 2.13 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 426: Ademar 63 [Latin]
Perry 426: Phaedrus 1.26 [Latin]
Perry 426: Rom. Anglicus 93 [Latin]
Perry 426: Walter of England 33 [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.