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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


Aesop says that when the cuckoo asked the little birds why they ran away from him, they said it was because he would someday turn into a hawk.

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 446: Gibbs (Oxford) 300 [English]

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.