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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 293 = Perry 199


(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Παῖς ἀκρίδας θηρεύων καὶ σκορπίος.

Παῖς τις θηρεύων ἀκρίδας περιέτυχε σκορπίῳ. Ὁ δὲ τὸ τοῦ παιδὸς ἁπλοῦν θεασάμενος, τὸ κέντρον ὀξύνας, εἶπεν· Ἄπελθε, παῖ, καὶ σώζου, μὴ κἀμὲ θηρεύων πάσας ἃς ἔχεις ἀπολέσῃς.
Ὁ μῦθος δηλοῖ ὄτι προσέχειν δεῖ τοὺς δυναμένους πάντας βλάπτειν.

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.