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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


Once you get a reputation for dirty tricks, nobody is going to take you seriously, even if you are telling the truth, as one of Aesop's fables attests.
The wolf had accused the fox of theft but the fox denied that she was guilty of the crime. The presiding judge was a monkey. Each of the plaintiffs pleaded their case and the monkey is then said to have pronounced the following verdict: 'As for you, wolf, I do not believe you lost the goods claimed in your suit; as for you, fox, I am convinced you stole the goods, no matter how firmly you deny it.'

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 474: Caxton 2.18 [English]
Perry 474: Gibbs (Oxford) 179 [English]
Perry 474: Townsend 217 [English]
Perry 474: Steinhowel 2.18 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 474: Ademar 28 [Latin]
Perry 474: Phaedrus 1.10 [Latin]
Perry 474: Rom. Anglicus 134 [Latin]
Perry 474: Walter of England 11 [Latin]
Perry 474: Walter of England 38 [Latin]

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.