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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 277 = Perry 186

(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Ὄνος καὶ ὀνηλάτης.

Ὄνος πλατείας ὁδοῦ ἐκτραπεὶς ἐπὶ κρημνὸν ἐφέρετο. Τοῦ δὲ ὀνηλάτου ἐπιβοῶντος· Ἄθλιε, ποῦ φέρει; καὶ τῆς οὐρᾶς ἐπιλαβομένου καὶ ἕλκοντος πρὸς ἑαυτόν, τῆς εἰς τὰ πρόσω φορᾶς ὁ ὄνος οὐχ ἵστατο. Ὁ δὲ ἔτι μᾶλλον ὠθήσας αὐτὸν ἔφη· Ὕπαγε, νίκα τὴν κακὴν νίκην ἐν τῷ ἀναθέματι.
[Ὅτι] τοὺς ἀπολλυμένους οἰκείᾳ ἀφροσύνῃ 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.