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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A story about an archer, showing that it is bitter to be betrayed by one of your own.
An archer aimed at an eagle and let loose an arrow. The eagle was struck and as he turned and looked at the shaft which was tipped with his own feathers, he said, 'Many are betrayed by the very things that they themselves have wrought.'

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 276: Gibbs (Oxford) 43 [English]
Perry 276: Jacobs 75 [English]
Perry 276: L'Estrange 48 [English]
Perry 276: L'Estrange 49 [English]
Perry 276: Townsend 101 [English]
Perry 276: Aphthonius 32 [Greek]
Perry 276: Chambry 7 [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.