Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE SOW AND THE WOLF
A pregnant sow lay on the ground, groaning with the pangs of labour. A wolf
came running up and offered his assistance, saying that he could play the role
of midwife. The sow, however, recognized the deception lurking in the wicked
wolf's conniving mind and she rejected his suspicious offer. 'It is enough for
me,' said the sow, 'if you will just keep your distance!' If that sow had entrusted
herself to the treacherous wolf, she would have wept with the pain of childbirth
while bewailing her own demise.
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.
Perry 547: Caxton 2.4 [English]
Perry 547: Gibbs (Oxford) 311 [English]
Perry 547: L'Estrange 22 [English]
Perry 547: Steinhowel 2.4 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 547: Phaedrus 6.19 [Latin]
Perry 547: Rom. Anglicus 22 [Latin]
Perry 547: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 19 [Latin]
Perry 547: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 2.4
Perry 547: Walter of England 24 [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.