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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 261 = Perry 174


(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Παῖς καὶ Τύχη.

Ἐγγὺς φρέατος παῖς τις ἐκοιμᾶτο. Ἐπιστᾶσα δὲ αὐτῷ ἡ Τύχη ἐβόα· Ἀνάστα καὶ ἄπελθε ἐντεῦθεν, μή πως κάτωθεν τοῦ φρέατος πέσῃς, καὶ ἐμὲ τὴν Τύχην καταμέμψωνται πάντες.
Ὁ μῦθος δηλοῖ ὅτι πολλάκις σφαλλόμενοι καὶ πράττοντες κακῶς περιπίπτομεν κινδύνοις καὶ μεμφόμεθα τὴν τύχην.

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.