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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 348 = Perry 229

Χελιδὼν καὶ κορώνη περὶ κάλλους φιλονεικοῦσαι.

Χελιδὼν καὶ κορώνη περὶ κάλλους ἐφιλονείκουν· ὑποτυχοῦσα δὲ ἡ κορώνη πρὸς αὐτὴν εἶπεν· Ἀλλὰ τὸ μὲν σὸν κάλλος τὴν ἐαρινὴν ὥραν ἀνθεῖ, τὸ δὲ ἐμὸν σῶμα καὶ χειμῶνι παρατείνεται.
Ὁ λόγος δηλοῖ ὅτι ἡ τοῦ σώματος παράτασις εὐπρεπείας καλλίων.

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.