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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 292 = Perry 47


(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Παιδίον ἐσθίον σπλάγχνα.

Βοτῆρες ἐπ' ἀγρῷ θύοντες αἶγα τοὺς σύνεγγυς ἐκάλεσαν. Σὺν αὐτοῖς δὲ ἦν καὶ γυνὴ πενιχρά, μεθ' ἧς καὶ ὁ παῖς αὐτῆς. Προϊούσης δὲ τῆς εὐωχίας, τὸ παιδίον ὀγκωθὲν τὴν γαστέρα ἐκ τῶν κρεῶν, ὀδυνώμενον ἔλεγεν· Ὦ μῆτερ, τὰ σπλάγχνα ἐμῶ. Ἡ δὲ μήτηρ αὐτοῦ εἶπεν· Οὐχὶ τὰ σά, τέκνον, ἃ δὲ κατέφαγες.
Ὁ μῦθος οὗτος πρὸς ἄνδρα χρεωφειλέτην, ὅστις ἑτοίμως τὰ ἀλλότρια λαμβάνων, ὅταν ἀπαιτηθῇ ταῦτα, οὕτως ἄχθεται ὥσπερ ἐὰν οἴκοθεν ταῦτα ἐδίδου.

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.