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Aesop's Fables: Babrius

Babrius 104 = Perry 332

Λάθρῃ κύων ἔδακνε· τῷ δὲ χαλκεύσας
ὁ δεσπότης κώδωνα καὶ προσαρτήσας
πρόδηλον εἶναι μακρόθεν πεποιήκει.
ὁ κύων δὲ τὸν κώδωνα δι' ἀγορῆς σείων
ἠλαζονεύετ'· ἀλλὰ δὴ κύων γραίη
πρὸς αὐτὸν εἶπεν "ὦ τάλαν, τί σεμνύνῃ;
οὐ κόσμον ἀρετῆς τοῦτον οὐδ' ἐπιεικείης,
σαυτοῦ δ' ἔλεγχον τῆς πονηρίης κρούεις."


Ben Perry, Babrius and Phaedrus (Loeb). This edition contains the Greek texts of Babrius, with a facing English translation, and an extensive index covering the Greek and Latin fable tradition. This book is an absolute must for anyone interested in the Aesopic fable tradition. Invaluable.