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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 169 = Perry 251


Κορυδαλὸς εἰς πάγην ἁλοὺς θρηνῶν ἔλεγεν· "Οἴμοι τῷ ταλαιπώρῳ καὶ δυστήνῳ πτηνῷ· οὐ χρυσὸν ἐνοσφισάμην τινός, οὐκ ἄργυρον, οὐκ ἄλλο τι τῶν τιμίων· κόκκος δὲ σίτου μικρὸς τὸν θάνατόν μοι προὐξένησεν." Ὁ μῦθος πρὸς τοὺς διὰ κέρδος εὐτελὲς μέγαν ὑφισταμένους κίνδυνον.

(variant version from Chambry's first edition)


Κορυδαλὸς εἰς πάγην πεσὼν ἐθρήνει λέγων· Οἴμοι τῷ ταλαιπώρῳ καὶ δυστηνῷ πτηνῷ· οὐ διὰ χρυσόν, οὐ διὰ ἄργυρον, οὐ διὰ ἄλλο τι τῶν τιμίων, διὰ δὲ κόκκον σίτου μικρὸν τὸν θάνατον ἐμαυτῷ προεξένησα.
Ὁ μῦθος δηλοῖ [ὅτι] τοὺς διὰ κέρδος εὐτελὲς ὑφισταμένους θάνατον.

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.