Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE FOX AND THE FROG
A story about a frog, urging us not to trust someone's promises
before they are fulfilled.
There was a frog who claimed to be trained in the physician's art, acquainted
with all the medicinal plants of the earth, the only creature who could cure
the animals' ailments. The fox listened to the frog's announcement and exposed
his lies by the colour of his skin. 'How can it be,' said the fox, 'that you
are able to cure others of their illnesses, but the signs of sickness can still
be seen in your own face?'
Boastful claims end up exposing themselves.
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 289: Caxton Avyan 5 [English]
Perry 289: Gibbs (Oxford) 308 [English]
Perry 289: Townsend 235 [English]
Perry 289: Steinhowel Avyan 5 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 289: Aphthonius 24 [Greek]
Perry 289: Babrius 120 [Greek]
Perry 289: Chambry 69 [Greek]
Perry 289: Avianus 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.