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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 165 = Perry 124

Κόραξ καὶ ἀλώπηξ.

Κόραξ κρέας ἁρπάσας ἐπί τινος δένδρου ἐκάθισεν. Ἀλώπηξ δὲ θεασαμένη αὐτὸν καὶ βουλομένη τοῦ κρέατος περιγενέσθαι στᾶσα ἐπῄνει αὐτὸν ὡς εὐμεγέθη τε καὶ καλόν, λέγουσα καὶ ὡς πρέπει αὐτῷ μάλιστα τῶν ὀρνέων βασιλεύειν, καὶ τοῦτο πάντως ἂν ἐγένετο, εἰ φωνὴν ἔχειν. Ὁ δὲ παραστῆσαι αὐτῇ θέλων ὅτι καὶ φωνὴν ἔχει, ἀποβαλὼν τὸ κρέας μεγάλα ἐκεκράγει. Ἐκείνη δὲ προσδραμοῦσα καὶ τὸ κρέας ἁρπάσασα ἔφη· " Ὦ κόραξ, καὶ φρένας εἰ εἶχες, οὐδὲν ἂν ἐδέησας εἰς τὸ πάντων σε βασιλεῦσαι."
Πρὸς ἄνδρα ἀνόητον ὁ λόγος εὔκαιρος.

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.