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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 33 = Perry 268

Ἀλώπηξ καὶ δράκων.

[Συκέα παρ' ὁδὸν ἦν.] Ἀλώπηξ [δὲ] θεασαμένη δράκοντα κοιμώμενον ἐζήλωσεν αὐτοῦ τὸ μῆκος· βουλομένη δὲ αὐτῷ ἐξισωθῆναι παραναπεσοῦσα ἐπειρᾶτο ἑαυτὴν ἐκτείνειν, μέχρις οὗ ὑπερβιαζομένη ἔλαβε ῥαγεῖσα. Τοῦτο πάσχουσιν οἱ τοῖς κρείττουσιν ἀνθαμιλλώμενοι· θᾶττον γὰρ αὐτοὶ διαρρήγνυνται ἢ ἐκείνων ἐφικέσθαι δύνανται.

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.