Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE TWO ROOSTERS AND THE EAGLE
Two roosters were fighting with one another. The loser hid himself away in a
corner, while the rooster who had won the battle flew up on top of the house
and flapped his wings, crowing about his victory. An eagle then swooped down
and carried the rooster away.
This fable shows that you should not boast foolishly or become conceited
if you happen to enjoy a moment of success.
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 281: Gibbs (Oxford) 454 [English]
Perry 281: L'Estrange 122 [English]
Perry 281: Townsend 66 [English]
Perry 281: Aphthonius 12 [Greek]
Perry 281: Babrius 5 [Greek]
Perry 281: Chambry 20 [Greek]
Perry 281: Syntipas 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.