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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 278 = Perry 184


(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Ὄνος καὶ τέττιγες.

Ὄνος ἀκούσας τεττίγων ᾀδόντων ἥσθη ἐπὶ τῇ εὐφθνίᾳ καὶ ζηλώσας αὐτῶν τὴν φωνὴν ἐπελάθετο καὶ τῆς οἰκείας φωνῆς.
Οὕτως οἱ τῶν παρὰ φύσιν ἐπιθυμοῦντες καὶ ἃ ἔχουσι δυστυχοῦσι.

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.