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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


An eagle flew up to a lion and asked him to be his partner. 'I don't see why not,' replied the lion. 'But first you must give me your long wing-feathers as a pledge that you will keep your promise. How will I be able to trust you as a friend if you do not stay here with me?'

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 335: Gibbs (Oxford) 50 [English]
Perry 335: Townsend 274 [English]
Perry 335: Babrius 99 [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.