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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

Perry reserves 458 for the natural history anecdote about the snake called dipsas who cheated the donkey of the gift of immortality. The story is found in Aelian's History of the Animals 6.51.

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.