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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A mountain had gone into labour and was groaning terribly. Such rumours excited great expectations all over the country. In the end, however, the mountain gave birth to a mouse.
This is a fable written for people who make serious-sounding threats but who actually accomplish nothing.

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 520: Caxton 2.5 [English]
Perry 520: Gibbs (Oxford) 280 [English]
Perry 520: Jacobs 14 [English]
Perry 520: L'Estrange 23 [English]
Perry 520: Townsend 25 [English]
Perry 520: Steinhowel 2.5 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 520: Phaedrus 4.24 [Latin]
Perry 520: Rom. Anglicus 90 [Latin]
Perry 520: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 21 [Latin]
Perry 520: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 2.5 [Latin]
Perry 520: Walter of England 25 [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.