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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


This is one of Aesop's fables. A wolf saw some shepherds eating a lamb in their tent. He approached the shepherds and said, 'Why, what a great uproar there would be if I were to do the same thing!'

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 453: Gibbs (Oxford) 392 [English]
Perry 453: Townsend 115 [English]

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.