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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 159 = Perry 130

Κοιλία καὶ πόδες.

Κοιλία καὶ πόδες περὶ δυνάμεως ἤριζον. Παρ' ἕκαστα δὲ τῶν ποδῶν λεγόντων ὅτι τοσοῦτον προέχουσι τῇ ισχύι ὡς καὶ αὐτὴν τὴν γαστέρα βαστάζειν, ἐκείνη ἀπεκρίνατο· "Ἀλλ', ὦ οὗτοι, ἐὰν μὴ ἐγὼ τροφὴν ὑμῖν παράσχωμαι, οὐδὲ ὑμεῖς βαστάζειν δυνήσεσθε."
Οὕτω καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν στρατευμάτων τὸ μηδὲν ἐπὶ τὸ πολὺ πλῆθος, ἐὰν μὴ οἱ στρατηγοὶ ἄριστα φρονῶσιν.

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.