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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


There is danger lurking in the words of a wicked person, which the following story warns us to avoid.
A dog who was about to give birth to puppies asked another dog if she could deliver the litter in her kennel. The owner of the kennel agreed. Later on, when the owner asked for her house back, the mother dog begged her to let her stay just a little while longer, until her puppies were strong enough to follow her. When this new deadline had passed, the owner of the kennel began to assert her claim more forcefully, but the mother dog retorted, 'If you think you are a match for me and all my brood, then come and get 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 480: Caxton 1.9 [English]
Perry 480: Gibbs (Oxford) 116 [English]
Perry 480: Townsend 261 [English]
Perry 480: Steinhowel 1.9 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 480: Ademar 54 [Latin]
Perry 480: Phaedrus 1.19 [Latin]
Perry 480: Rom. Anglicus 10 [Latin]
Perry 480: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 8 [Latin]
Perry 480: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 1.10 [Latin]
Perry 480: Walter of England 9 [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.