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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 267 = Perry 188

Ὄνος ἐνδυσάμενος λεοντῆν καὶ ἀλώπηξ.

Ὄνος ἐνδυσάμενος λέοντος δορὰν περιῄει ἐκφοβῶν τὰ ἄλογα ζῷα. Καὶ δὴ θεασάμενος ἀλώπεκα ἐπειρᾶτο καὶ ταύτην δεδίττεσθαι. Ἡ δὲ (ἐτύγχανε γὰρ αὐτοῦ φθεγξαμένου προακηκουῖα) ἔφη πρὸς τὸν ὄνον· Ἀλλ' εὖ ἴσθι ὡς καὶ ἐγὼ ἄν σε ἐφοβήθην, εἰ μὴ ὀγκωμένου ἤκουσα. Οὕτως ἔνιοι τῶν ἀπαιδεύτων τοῖς ἔξωθεν τύφοις δοκοῦντές τινες εἶναι ὑπὸ τῆς ἰδίας γλωσσαλγίας ἐλέγχονται. 

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.