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Aesop's Fables (Chambry edition)

Chambry 355 = Perry 244

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(variant version from Chambry's first edition)

Πέρδιξ καὶ γαλῆ.

Πέρδικά τις πριάμενος τρέχειν οἴκῳ
ἀφῆκεν· ἡδέως γὰρ εἶχε τὸ ζῷον.
Κἀκεῖνος εὐθὺς κλαγγὴν ἐξ ἔθους ἄδων
πᾶσαν κατ' αὐλὴν -- ἀκριβεία τῶν -- ᾔει.
Γαλῆ πρὸς αὐτὸν ἐπίβουλος ὡρμήθη,
καὶ πρῶτον εἶπε· Τίς μὲν εἶ, πόθεν ἥκεις;
Ἡ δέ· Ἠγόρασμαι, ἔφησεν, προσφάτως.
Ἐγὼ [χρόνον] τοσοῦτον ἐνθάδε διατρίβω
καὶ με ἔνδον ἔτεκεν ἡ μυοκτόνος [μήτηρ],
ἀλλ' ἡσυχάζω καὶ προσέτι ἀνδύνω.
Σὺ δ' ἄρτι πῶς ὠνητός, ὡς λέγεις, ἥκων,
παρρησιάζῃ, φησί, καὶ κατακρώζεις;

Πρόσφορος ὁ μῦθος πρὸς γέροντας εἰς τιμὴν προκριθέντας καὶ ὑπὸ τῶν αὐτῶν κατὰ φθόνον συνεγκλειομένους.


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.