Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
THE MAN, THE WOLF AND THE DOG
A man was gathering his sheep into the fold one evening and was about to enclose
a tawny wolf inside with the flock. When the dog saw what he was doing, he said
to the man, 'How can you be serious about protecting the sheep when you are
introducing this creature among us?'
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.
|In Perry 144, a farmer foolishly
shuts a lion in his barnyard. In Perry 365,
a man is about to enclose a wolf in the sheepfold, when he is warned
of his mistake by his dog.
Perry 365: Gibbs (Oxford) 39 [English]
Perry 365: Townsend 158 [English]
Perry 365: Babrius 113 [Greek]
Perry 365: Chambry 317 [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.