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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 266 = Perry 182

(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Ὄνος βαστάζων ἄγαλμα.

Ὄνῳ τις ἐπιθεὶς ξόανον ἦγε· πολλοὶ δὲ προσεκύνουν τῶν συναντώντων. Ὁ δὲ ὄνος τυφωθείς, νομίζων αὐτὸν προσκυνεῖν τοὺς ἀγροίκους, σκιρτῶν ἤμελλε τὸν θεὸν ῥίψειν. Ἀλλὰ τοῦτον ξύλοις παίων ὁ δεσπότης εἶπεν· Ὄνος εἶ θεὸν φέρων, ἀλλ' οὐ θεοῖς ὑπάρχεις ὁμότιμος.
[Ὅτι] κτηνώδεις ἄνδρας, τοὺς τυφωμένους ἐπ' ἀλλοτρίαις δόξαις ὁ μῦθος ἐλέγχει.

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.