Perry's Index to the Aesopica
Fables exist in many versions; here is one version in English:
THE BULL AND THE
A bull was struggling to squeeze his horns through a narrow entryway, scarcely
able to get inside his stable. A young calf then took it upon himself to tell
the bull which way he should turn his head. 'Hush,' said the bull, 'I've known
how to do this since before you were born!'
The person who tries to correct his superiors will recognize himself in
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 531: Gibbs (Oxford) 219 [English]
Perry 531: Townsend 177 [English]
Perry 531: Phaedrus 5.9 [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.