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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 322 = Perry 240

Προμηθεὺς καὶ ἄνθρωποι.

Προσμηθεὺς κατὰ πρόσταξιν Διὸς ἀνθρώπους ἔπλασε καὶ θηρία. Ὁ δὲ Ζεὺς θεασάμενος πολλῷ πλείονα τὰ ἄλογα ζῷα ἐκέλευσεν αὐτὸν τῶν θηρίων τινὰ διαφθείροντα ἀνθρώπους μετατυπῶσαι. Τοῦ δὲ τὸ προσταχθὲν ποιήσαντος, συνέβη ἐκ τούτου τοὺς μὴ ἐξ ἀρχῆς ἀνθρώπους πλασθέντας τὴν μὲν μορφὴν ἀνθρώπων ἔχειν, τὰς δὲ ψυχὰς θηριώδεις.
Πρὸς ἄνδρα σκαιὸν καὶ θηριώδη 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.