Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE SHEEP, THE DOG AND THE
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.'
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 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
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
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.