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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


Wicked liars generally get their just deserts.
A dog made false accusations against the sheep, demanding that she pay him back a loaf of bread which, he insisted, the sheep had supposedly borrowed from him. The dog summoned the wolf as his witness and the wolf testified that the sheep didn't owe the dog just one loaf of bread: he swore that she owed him ten! Based on this false evidence, the sheep was found guilty and was sentenced to pay what she did not owe. A few days later the sheep found the same wolf lying dead in a ditch. 'This,' said the sheep, 'is the reward that gods give to liars.'

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 478: Caxton 1.4 [English]
Perry 478: Gibbs (Oxford) 175 [English]
Perry 478: Gibbs (Oxford) 174 [English]
Perry 478: L'Estrange 29 [English]
Perry 478: Steinhowel 1.4 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 478: Ademar 5 [Latin]
Perry 478: Phaedrus 1.17 [Latin]
Perry 478: Rom. Anglicus 4 [Latin]
Perry 478: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 4 [Latin]
Perry 478: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 1.4 [Latin]
Perry 478: Walter of England 4 [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.