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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 347 = Perry 227


(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Χελιδὼν καὶ δράκων.

Ξένη χελιδὼν ἡ τοῖς ἀνθρώποις συνοικοῦσα ἐν δικαστηρίῳ τὴν καλιὰν ἑαυτῆς ἔπηξεν ἐν τοίχῳ, κἀκεῖσε νεοττῶν ἕπτα γίνεται μήτηρ. Ὄφις δὲ ἐκ τρώγλης συρεὶς πάντας κατέφαγεν. Ἡ δὲ χελιδὼν θρηνοῦσα· Οἴμοι, ἔλεγεν, ὅτι ἔνθα πάντες δικαιοῦνται, ἐγὼ ἠδικήθην.
Τοὺς ἀδίκῳ γνώμῃ τυραννοῦντας τοὺς πέλας ἐν παραβάσει νόμου ὁ μῦθος ἐλέγχει.

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.