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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 209 = Perry 149

Λέων καὶ ὄνος καὶ ἄλωπηξ.

Λέων καὶ ὄνος καὶ ἀλώπηξ κοινωνίαν εἰς ἀλλήλους σπεισάμενοι ἐξῆλθον εἰς ἄγραν. Πολλὴν δὲ αὐτῶν συλλαβόντων, ὁ λέων προσέταξε τῷ ὄνῳ διελεῖν αὐτοῖς. Τοῦ δὲ τρεῖς μοίρας ἐξ ἴσου ποιήσαντος, καὶ ἐκλέξασθαι αὐτῷ παραινοῦντος, ὁ λέων ἀγανακτήσας ἁλλόμενος κατεθοινήσατο καὶ τῇ ἀλώπεκι μερίσαι προσέταξεν. Ἡ δε πάντα εἰς μίαν μερίδα συναθροίσασα καὶ μικρὰ ἑαυτῇ ὑπολιπομένη παρῄνει αὐτῷ ἑλέσθαι. Ἐρομένου δὲ αὐτὴν τοῦ λέοντος τίς αὐτὴν οὕτω διανέμειν ἐδίδαξεν, ἡ ἀλώπηξ εἶπεν· "Ἡ τοῦ ὄνου συμφορά."
Ὁ λόγος δηλοῖ ὅτι σωφρονισμὸς γίνεται τοῖς ἀνθρώποις τὰ τῶν πέλας δυστυχήματα.

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.