Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
TRUTH IN THE WILDERNESS
A man was journeying in the wilderness and he found Truth standing there all
alone. He said to her, 'Ancient lady, why do you dwell here in the wilderness,
leaving the city behind?' From the great depths of her wisdom, Truth replied,
'Among the people of old, lies were found among only a few, but now they have
spread throughout all of human society!'
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 355: Gibbs (Oxford) 531 [English]
Perry 355: Townsend 271 [English]
Perry 355: Babrius 126 [Greek]
Perry 355: Chambry 259 [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.