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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


A pregnant sow lay on the ground, groaning with the pangs of labour. A wolf came running up and offered his assistance, saying that he could play the role of midwife. The sow, however, recognized the deception lurking in the wicked wolf's conniving mind and she rejected his suspicious offer. 'It is enough for me,' said the sow, 'if you will just keep your distance!' If that sow had entrusted herself to the treacherous wolf, she would have wept with the pain of childbirth while bewailing her own demise.

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 547: Caxton 2.4 [English]
Perry 547: Gibbs (Oxford) 311 [English]
Perry 547: L'Estrange 22 [English]
Perry 547: Steinhowel 2.4 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 547: Phaedrus 6.19 [Latin]
Perry 547: Rom. Anglicus 22 [Latin]
Perry 547: Rom. Nil. (metrica) 19 [Latin]
Perry 547: Rom. Nil. (rhythmica) 2.4 [Latin]
Perry 547: Walter of England 24 [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.