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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 307 = Perry 218


(variant version from Chambry's first edition)


Δύο τέκνων μητέρα τὸν πίθηκον εἶναι ἀκήκοα· ἀμφοτέροις οὖν κληρονομίαν χαρίζεσθαι, τῷ μὲν τὸ μῖσος, τῷ δὲ τὴν οἰκείαν ἀγάπην, δι' ἧς καὶ ἀποκτείνει τὸ πεφιλημένον, συχνῶς περιπτυσσομένη καὶ περιλείχουσα. Τὸ δὲ μισηθὲν τὰς ἐρήμους φοιτῆσαν, διέδρασε τὸν κίνδυνον.
Κρείττω ἡμῖν τῆς κακίστης φιλίας τὴν ἐχθρὰν ἐλέγχει ὁ μῦθος.

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.