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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 285 = Perry 265

Ὀρνιθοθήρας καὶ πέρδιξ.

Ὀρνιθοθήρας, ὀψιαίτερον αὐτῷ ξένου παραγενομένου, μὴ ἔχων ὅ τι αὐτῷ παραθείη, ὥρμησεν ἐπὶ τὸν τιθασσὸν πέρδικα καὶ τοῦτον θύειν ἔμελλε. Τοῦ δὲ αἰτιωμένου αὐτὸν ὡς ἀχάριστον, εἴγε πολλὰ ὠφελούμενος παρ' αὐτοῦ τοὺς ὁμοφύλους ἐκκαλουμένου καὶ παραδιδόντος, αὐτὸς ἀναιρεῖν αὐτὸν μέλλει, ἔφη· Ἀλλὰ διὰ τοῦτό σε μᾶλλον θύσω, εἰ μηδὲ τῶν ὁμοφύλων ἀπέχῃ.
Ὁ λόγος δηλοῖ ὅτι οἱ τοὺς οἰκείους προδιδόντες οὐ μόνον ὑπὸ τῶν ἀδικουμένων μισοῦνται, ἀλλὰ καὶ ὑπὸ τούτων οἷς προδίδονται.

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.