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Aesop's Fables: Babrius

Babrius 138 = Perry 265

Πέρδικά τις γεωργὸς ὃν τεθηρεύκει
θύειν ἔμελλεν ἑσπέρης τι δειπνήσων.
τὸν δ' ἑκέτευε ταῦτα· "μὴ σὺ ποιήσῃς·
πολλὰς ἐγώ σοι" φησί "δέσποτ', ἢν ζήσω,
πέρδικας ἄλλας ἀντ' ἐμοῦ κυνηγήσω
. . . . . . . . . ἀπατῶν . . . . .
"μᾶλλόν ς' ἐγὼ δι' αἰτίην καλὴν θύςω,
ὅτι τοῦς συναίμους καὶ φίλους ἐνεδρεύεις."

Ben Perry, Babrius and Phaedrus (Loeb). This edition contains the Greek texts of Babrius, with a facing English translation, and an extensive index covering the Greek and Latin fable tradition. This book is an absolute must for anyone interested in the Aesopic fable tradition. Invaluable.