Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE STAG, THE HORSE AND THE MAN
There was a horse who was the sole owner of a meadow. Then a stag came and wreaked
havoc in the meadow. The horse wanted to get revenge, so he asked a certain
man if he would help him carry out a vendetta against the stag. The man agreed,
provided that the horse took the bit in his mouth so that the man could ride
him, wielding his javelin. The horse consented, and the man climbed on his back
but instead of getting his revenge, the horse simply became a slave to the man.
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 269: Caxton 4.9 [English]
Perry 269: Gibbs (Oxford) 47 [English]
Perry 269: Jacobs 32 [English]
Perry 269: L'Estrange 56 [English]
Perry 269: L'Estrange 57 [English]
Perry 269: Townsend 193 [English]
Perry 269: Steinhowel 4.9 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 269: Chambry 328 [Greek]
Perry 269: Phaedrus 4.4 [Latin]
Perry 269: Rom. Anglicus 105 [Latin]
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.