Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE ROOSTERS AND
There was a rooster who was always quarrelling with another rooster, so he asked
the hawk to judge their dispute. The rooster was actually hoping that when he
brought the other rooster before the judge, the judge would devour him. Yet
when they came before the judge to make their arguments, the hawk grabbed the
rooster who had originally brought the case to court. The rooster shouted, 'Not
me! You want the one who is running away!' The hawk replied, 'Abandon all hope
of being released from my talons today! Justice demands that you yourself should
suffer the punishment that you intended for another.'
For people who plot the demise of others, not realizing what might happen
to them as a result.
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 558: Gibbs (Oxford) 177 [English]
Perry 558: Ademar 6 [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.