<< Home Page | Chambry Index

Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 37 = Perry 12

Ἀλώπηξ καὶ πάρδαλις.

Ἀλώπηξ καὶ πάρδαλις περὶ κάλλους ἤριζον. Τῆς δὲ παρδάλεως παρ' ἕκαστα τὴν τοῦ σώματος ποικιλίαν προβαλλομένης, ἡ ἀλώπηξ ὑποτυχοῦσα ἔφη· " Καὶ πόσον ἐγὼ σοῦ καλλίων ὑπάρχω, ἥτις οὐ τὸ σῶμα, τὴν δὲ ψύχην πεποίκιλμαι."
Ὁ λόγος δηλοῖ ὅτι τοῦ σωματικοῦ κάλλους ἀμείνων ἐστὶν ὁ τῆς διανοίας κόσμος.

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.