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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A certain hunter saw a wolf attacking a flock and tearing to pieces as many of the sheep as he could. The hunter skilfully hunted down the wolf and set his dogs on him. Then he shouted at the wolf, 'O you terrible beast, where is that former strength of yours? You cannot even withstand the attack of these dogs!'
This fable shows that each man makes his reputation in the field which is his specialty.

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 404: Gibbs (Oxford) 372 [English]
Perry 404: Syntipas 6 [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.