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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


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?'

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 477: Caxton 2.11 [English]
Perry 477: Gibbs (Oxford) 176 [English]
Perry 477: Townsend 178 [English]
Perry 477: Steinhowel 2.11 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
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.