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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


Four strong bulls were straining with their shoulders to pull a wagon into town, while the wagon kept on creaking. The driver was filled with rage and leaned down next to the wagon, speaking in a voice loud enough to be heard, 'You vile creature, why are you raising such a ruckus? Those who are carrying you on their shoulders aren't making a sound!'

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 45: Gibbs (Oxford) 225 [English]
Perry 45: Townsend 34 [English]
Perry 45: Babrius 52 [Greek]
Perry 45: Chambry 70 [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.