Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE DEER AND HER FRIENDS
A deer had fallen ill and was resting on the grassy plain. When the other animals
came to see her, they ate up all the grass in her pasture. As a result, when
the deer recovered from her illness, she ended up dying since her pasture had
come to an end.
The fable shows that there is no benefit in having lots of foolish friends;
in fact, it can be a disaster.
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 305: Gibbs (Oxford) 90 [English]
Perry 305: Townsend 53 [English]
Perry 305: Babrius 46 [Greek]
Perry 305: Syntipas 20 [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.