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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 20 = Perry 281

Ἀλέκτορες δύο καὶ ἀετός.

Ἀλετόρων δύο μαχομένων περὶ θηλειῶν ὀρνίθων, ὁ εἷς τὸν ἕτερον κατετροπώσατο. Καὶ ὁ μὲν ἡττηθεὶς εἰς τόπον κατάσκιον ἀπιὼν ἐκρύβη· ὁ δὲ νικήσας εἰς ὕψος ἀρθεὶς καὶ ἐφ' ὑψηλοῦ τοίχου στὰς μεγαλοφώνως ἐβόησε. Καὶ παρευθὺς ἀετὸς καταπτὰς ἥρπασεν αὐτόν. Ὁ δ' ἐν σκότῳ κεκρυμμένος ἀδεῶς ἔκτοτε ταῖς θηλείαις ἐπέβαινε.
Ὁ μῦθος δηλοῖ ὅτι Κύριος ὑπερηφάνοις ἀντιτάσσεται, ταπεινοῖς δὲ δίδωσι χάριν.

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.