Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE DOG AND HIS BELL
There was a dog who used to sneak up and bite people. His master forged a bell
for the dog and tied it onto him so that everyone would know when he was coming.
The dog then paraded about the marketplace, shaking his bell back and forth.
An old dog said to him, 'You wretched creature! Why are you so proud of yourself?
This is not a decoration for bravery or good behaviour. You are shamefully beating
the drum of your own evil deeds!'
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 332: Caxton Avyan 6 [English]
Perry 332: Gibbs (Oxford) 212 [English]
Perry 332: Townsend 59 [English]
Perry 332: Steinhowel Avyan 6 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 332: Babrius 104 [Greek]
Perry 332: Chambry 186 [Greek]
Perry 332: Avianus 7 [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.