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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 236 = Perry 164

Μηναγύρται.

Μηναγύρται ὄνον ἔχοντες τούτῳ εἰώθεσαν τὰ σκεύη ἐπιτιθέντες ὁδοιπορεῖν. Καὶ δή ποτε ἀποθανόντος αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ κόπου, ἐκδείραντες αὐτόν, ἐκ τοῦ δέρματος τύμπανα κατεσκεύασαν καὶ τούτοις ἔχρωντο. Ἑτέρων δὲ αὐτοῖς μηναγυρτῶν ἀπαντησάντων καὶ πυνθανομένων αὐτῶν ποῦ εἴη ὁ ὄνος, ἔφασαν τεθνηκέναι μὲν αὐτόν, πληγὰς δὲ τοσαύτας λαμβάνειν ὅσας ποτὲ οὐδὲ ζῶν ὑπέμεινεν.
Οὕτω καὶ τῶν οἰκετῶν ἕνιοι, καίπερ τῆς δουλείας ἀφειμένοι, τῶν δουλικῶν ἀρχῶν οὐκ ἀπαλλάττονται.

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.