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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 262 = Perry 185

Ὄνοι πρὸς τὸν Δία.

Ὄνοι ποτὲ ἀχθόμενοι ἐπὶ τῷ συνεχῶς ἀχθοφορεῖν καὶ ταλαιπωρεῖν πρέσβεις ἔπεμψαν πρὸς τὸν Δία, λύσιν τινὰ αἰτούμενοι τῶν πόνων. Ὁ δὲ αὐτοῖς ἐπιδεῖξαι βουλόμενος ὅτι τοῦτο ἀδύνατόν ἐστιν, ἔφη τότε αὐτοὺς ἀπαλλαγήσεσθαι τῆς κακοπαθείας, ὅταν οὐροῦντες ποταμὸν ποιήσωσι. Κἀκεῖνοι αὐτὸν ἀληθεύειν ὑπολαβόντες ἀπ' ἐκείνου καὶ μέχρι νῦν ἔνθα ἂν ἀλλήλων οὖρον ἴδωσιν, ἐνταῦθα καὶ αὐτοὶ περιιστάμενοι οὐροῦσιν.
Ὁ λόγος δηλοῖ ὅτι τὸ ἑκάστῳ πεπρωμένον ἀθεράπευτόν ἐστι.

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.