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Aesop's Fables: Babrius

Babrius 44 = Perry 372

Ἐνέμοντο ταῦροι τρεῖς ἀεὶ μετ' ἀλλήλων.
λέων δὲ τούτους συλλαβεῖμ ἐφεδρεύων,
ὁμοῦ μὲν αὐτοὺς οὐκ ἔδοξε νικήσειν,
λόγοις δ' ὑπούλοις διαβολαῖς τε συγκρούων
ἐχθροὺς ἐποίει, χωρίσας δ' απ' ἀλλήλων
ἕκαστον αὐτῶν ἔσχε ῥᾳδίην θοίνην.
Ὅταν μάλιστα ζῆν θέλῃς ἀκινδύνως,
ἐχθροῖς ἀπίστει, τοὺς φίλους δ' ἀεὶ τήρει.


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