Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE SHEEP, THE STAG AND THE
When a liar has dishonest backers, he is not trying to make
a deal: he wants to play a dirty trick.
A stag asked the sheep to loan him a peck of wheat, with the wolf vouching for
his good credit. The sheep, however, saw that there was trouble ahead, so she
said, 'The wolf always just takes what he wants and vanishes, while you are the
sort who turns tail and runs. How can I hope to find either of you when it comes
time to collect?'
Aesop's Fables. A new translation by Laura
Oxford University Press (World's Classics): Oxford, 2002.
cover, with new ISBN, published in 2008; contents of book unchanged.
Perry 477: Caxton 2.11 [English]
Perry 477: Gibbs (Oxford) 176 [English]
Perry 477: Townsend 178 [English]
Perry 477: Steinhowel 2.11 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim
Perry 477: Phaedrus 1.16 [Latin]
Perry 477: Rom. Anglicus 112 [Latin]
Perry 477: Walter of England 31 [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.