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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A bull found a lion lying asleep and gored him with his horns until he was dead. The lion's mother showed up and wept bitterly over her son. When the wild boar saw the mother lion lamenting, he stood at a safe distance and said, 'Oh, how many people are also weeping at this very moment because their sons have been killed by you lions!'
This fable shows that what you have done to others will likewise be done to you, according to the same measure.

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 414: Gibbs (Oxford) 376 [English]
Perry 414: Townsend 161 [English]
Perry 414: Syntipas 11 [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.