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Perry's Index to the Aesopica

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


If you have ever tried to take a bite out of someone whose fangs are even sharper than yours, you will recognize yourself in this story.
A viper entered a blacksmith's workshop and bit the file, testing it to see if this was something she could eat. The file protested fiercely, 'You fool! Why are you trying to wound me with your teeth, when I am able to gnaw through every sort of iron?'

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 93: Caxton 3.12 [English]
Perry 93: Gibbs (Oxford) 305 [English]
Perry 93: Jacobs 26 [English]
Perry 93: L'Estrange 45 [English]
Perry 93: Townsend 300 [English]
Perry 93: Steinhowel 3.12 [Latin, illustrated] Mannheim University Library
Perry 93: Chambry 116 [Greek]
Perry 93: Ademar 42 [Latin]
Perry 93: Phaedrus 4.8 [Latin]
Perry 93: Rom. Anglicus 125 [Latin]
Perry 93: Walter of England 51 [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.