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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 131 = Perry 110


Ἥρωά τις ἐπὶ τῆς οἰκίας ἔχων, τούτῳ πολυτελῶς ἔθυεν. Ἀεὶ δὲ αὐτοῦ ἀναλισκομένου καὶ πολλὰ εἰς θυσίας δαπανῶντος, ὁ ἥρως ἐπιστὰς αὐτῷ νύκτωρ ἔφη· Ἀλλ', ὦ οὗτος, πέπαυσο τὴν οὐσίαν διαφθείρων· ἐὰν γὰρ πάντα ἀναλώσας πένης γένῃ, ἐμὲ αἰτιάσῃ.
Οὕτω πολλοὶ διὰ τὴν ἑαυτῶν ἀβουλίαν δυστυχοῦντες τὴν αἰτίαν ἐπὶ τοὺς θεοὺς ἀναφέρουσιν.

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.