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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A monkey asked a fox to give him a part of her tail so that he could respectably cover up his bare behind. The malicious fox said in reply, 'Even if my tail grew longer than it is now, I would sooner drag it through filth and thorns than share even the smallest part of it with you!'

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 533: Caxton 3.17 [English]
Perry 533: Gibbs (Oxford) 164 [English]
Perry 533: L'Estrange 50 [English]
Perry 533: Steinhowel 3.17 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 533: Ademar 46 [Latin]
Perry 533: Phaedrus 6.1 [Latin]
Perry 533: Rom. Anglicus 76 [Latin]
Perry 533: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 2.19 [Latin]
Perry 533: Walter of England 56 [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.