Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE JACKDAW AND THE EAGLE
When an eagle seized a sleek and glossy lamb from the flock and carried it off
in his talons as a feast for his chicks, the jackdaw decided to do the same
thing. Accordingly, he swooped down and clutched at a lamb but his claws got
tangled in the wool on the lamb's back and he could not escape. The jackdaw
said, 'It serves me right for being such a fool! Why should I, who am only a
jackdaw, try to imitate eagles?'
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 2: Caxton 6.1 [English]
Perry 2: Gibbs (Oxford) 342 [English]
Perry 2: Gibbs (Oxford) 341 [English]
Perry 2: L'Estrange 73 [English]
Perry 2: Townsend 250 [English]
Perry 2: Steinhowel 6.1 [Latin, illustrated]
Perry 2: Aphthonius [Greek]
Perry 2: Babrius 137 [Greek]
Perry 2: Chambry 5 [Greek]
Perry 2: Syntipas [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.