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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 123 = Perry 312

Ζεὺς καὶ πίθος ἀγαθῶν.

Ζεὺς ἐν πίθῳ τὰ ἀγαθὰ πάντα συγκλείσας ἀφῆκε παρὰ ἀνθρώπῳ τινί. Ὁ δὲ λίχνος ἄνθρωπος εἰδέναι θέλων τί ἐστιν ἐν αὐτῷ, τὸ πῶμα ἐκίνησε· πάντα δὲ ἐπετάσθησαν πρὸς τοὺς θεούς. Ὅτι τοῖς ἀνθρώποις ἐλπὶς μόνη σύνεστι τῶν πεφευγότων ἀγαθῶν ἐγγυωμένη δώσειν. 

(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Ζεὺς καὶ πίθος ἀγαθῶν.

Ζεὺς ἐν πίθῳ τὰ ἀγαθὰ πάντα ἐγκατακλείσας ἀφῆκεν παρὰ ἀνθρώπῳ τινί. Ὁ δὲ ἀκρατὴς ὢν εἰδέναι ἠθέλησεν τίνα εἰσὶν ἐν αὐτῷ, καὶ ἀφελὼν τὴν σφραγῖδα καὶ ἀποκαλύψας τὸ ἀγγεῖον, πάντα ὅσα ἦν ἔνδον ἐξέφυγεν· μόνη δὲ ἡ ἐλπὶς ὑπελείφθη καὶ διὰ τοῦτο τοῖς ἀνθρώποις ἐστὶ παραμόνιμος.
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.