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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 194 = Perry 257

Λέαινα καὶ ἀλώπηξ.

Λέαινα ὀνειδιζομένη ὑπὸ ἀλώπεκος ἐπὶ τῷ διὰ παντὸς ἕνα τίκτειν· "Ἕνα, ἔφη, ἀλλὰ λέοντα." Ὅτι τὸ καλὸν οὐκ ἐν πλήθει δεῖ μετρεῖν, ἀλλὰ πρὸς ἀρετὴν ἀφορᾶν.

(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Λέαινα καὶ ὗς.

Φασὶν ὗν καυχωμένην ἀγέλην παίδων ἔχουσαν εἰπεῖν τῇ λεαίνῃ· Πόσους παῖδας σὺ γεννᾷς; Ἡ δὲ εἶπεν· Ἕνα μέν, ἀλλὰ γενναῖον. Ὅτι κρείσσων εἷς ῥώμῃ σώματος καὶ ἀνδρείᾳ ἢ καὶ φρονήσει διαφέρων ἢ πολλοὶ δειλοὶ καὶ ἄνανδροι ἢ καὶ ἄφρονες.
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.