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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 219 = Perry 260

Λύκος διὰ τὴν ἑαυτοῦ σκιὰν γαυρωθεὶς καὶ λέων.

Λύκος πλανώμενος ποτ' ἐν ἐρήμοις τόποις,
κλίνοντος ἤδη πρὸς δύσιν Ὑπερίονος,
δολιχὴν ἑαυτοῦ τὴν σκιὰν ἰδὼν ἔφη·
"Λέοντ' ἐγὼ δέδοικα, τηλικοῦτος ὤν;
πλέθρου τ' ἔχων τὸ μῆκος, οὐ θηρῶν ἁπλῶς
πάντων δυνάστης ἀθρόων γενήσομαι;"
Λύκον δὲ γαυρωθέντα καρτερὸς λέων
ἑλὼν κατήσθι'· ὁ δ' ἐβόησε μετανοῶν·
"Οἴησις ἡμῖν πημάτων παραιτία."

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.