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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 1 = Perry 274

Ἀγαθὰ καὶ κακά.

Ὑπὸ τῶν κακῶν τὰ ἀγαθὰ ἐδιώχθη ὡς ἀσθενῆ ὅντα: εἰς οὐρανὸν δὲ ἀνῆλθεν. Τὰ δὲ ἀγαθὰ ἠρώτησαν τὸν Δία πῶς εἶναι μετ'ἀνθρώπων. Ὁ δὲ εἶπεν <μὴ> μετ' ἀλλήλων πάντα, ἓν δὲ καθ' ἓν τοῖς ἀνθρώποις ἐπέρχεσθαι. Διὰ τοῦτο τὰ μὲν κακὰ συνεχῆ τοῖς ἀνθρώποις, ὡς πλησίον ὄντα, ἐπέρχεται, τὰ δὲ ἀγαθὰ βράδιον, ἐξ οὐρανοῦ κατιόντα.
Ὅτι ἀγαθῶν μὲν οὐδεὶς ταχέως ἐπιτυγχάνει, ὑπὸ δὲ τῶν κακῶν ἕκαστος καθ' ἑκάστην πλήττεται.

Chambry published a multivolume edition of the fables for the Belles Lettres series in 1925/6 (Paris). He later revised this into a single volume, omitting hundreds of the fable variants. In addition, the numeration between these two volumes is not consistent. The texts here are taken from the 1925/6 edition, but the numeration follows the stanard single volume edition.