Aesop's Fables, translated by Laura Gibbs (2002)
221. THE RAM AND THE WOLF
Perry 98 (Babrius
A wolf was walking by a wall, while a ram was peeping over the top, making
all kinds of rude remarks. The wolf, gnashing his teeth, replied, 'It
is only your situation that makes these insults possible. You yourself
have nothing to boast about!'
Note: An epimythium probably added by a
later editor reads: 'This fable rightly tells us all that no one
should boast when his prowess is a matter of mere circumstance.'
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.