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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


There was a wolf who ruled over the other wolves and decreed that whatever they might catch while hunting would be kept in common and divided equally by the whole pack. A donkey who happened to be passing by remarked, 'What a fine idea from the mind of a wolf! But how is it that yesterday I ran into you and saw you hiding your quarry away in your lair?' Put to shame by the donkey, the wolf abolished the law he had made.

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 348: Gibbs (Oxford) 371 [English]
Perry 348: Chambry 228 [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.