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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 288 = Perry 362


(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Οὐρὰ καὶ μέλη ὄφεως.

Δράκοντος ἡ οὐρὰ τῇ κεφαλῇ ἐστασίασεν, ἀξιοῦσα ἡγεῖσθαι παρὰ μέρος καὶ μὴ διὰ πάντος ἀκολουθεῖν ἐκείνῃ. Λαβοῦσα δὲ τὴν ἡγεμονίαν ἑαυτήντε κακῶς ἀπήλλαττε ἀνοίᾳ πορευομένη καὶ τὴν κεφαλὴν κατέξαινε τυφλοῖς καὶ κωφοῖς μέρεσιν ἀναγκαζομένην παρὰ φύσιν ἕπεσθαι.
Ὁ λόγος δηλοῖ ὅτι οἱ πρὸς χάριν ἅπαντα πολιτευόμενοι τοιαῦτα πάσχουσι.

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.