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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 334 = Perry 219


(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Ταὼς καὶ κολοιός.

Τῶν ὀρνέων βουλομένων ποιῆσαι βασιλέα, ταὼς ἠξίου ἑαυτὸν χειροτονεῖσθαι βασιλέα διὰ τὸ κάλλος. Ἀρεσθέντων δὲ πάντων ἐπὶ τούτῳ τῶν ὀρνέων, κολοιὸς αὐτῷ εἶπεν· Ἀλλ' ἐάν, σοῦ βασιλεύοντος, ἀετὸς ἡμᾶς καταδιῶξαι ἐπιχειρήσῃ, πῶς ἡμῖν ἐπαρκέσεις;
Ὁ λόγος δηλοῖ ὅτι ἀεὶ τοὺς δυνάστας μὴ κάλλει, ἀλλὰ φρονήσει καὶ δυνάμει δεῖ κομεῖσθαι.

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.