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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A story about a sow, teaching us to give each man his due.
A man had rounded up a sow, a goat and a sheep from his farm. While the donkey carried them all to the city, the goat and the sheep settled down quietly, but the sow's screams bothered their chauffeur, so the donkey said to the sow, 'Why on earth can't you go along quietly like the others?' The sow replied, 'The goat is being brought here for her milk, the sheep for his wool, but for me this is a matter of life and death!'
Each man has his own reason for acting as he does.

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 85: Gibbs (Oxford) 397 [English]
Perry 85: Townsend 45 [English]
Perry 85: Aphthonius 30 [Greek]
Perry 85: Chambry 94 [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.