The fables come in alphabetical order of their Greek titles, as listed by Émile Chambry. In the audiobook you’ll find:
Aesop, fables included
- 001 – Goods & Evils
- 002 – Statue Seller
- 003 – Eagle & Fox
- 004 – Eagle & Beetle
- 005 – Eagle, Magpie & Shepherd
- 006 – Eagle (his wings plucked) & Fox
- 007 – Eagle hit by an Arrow
- 008 – Nightingale & Hawk
- 009 – Nightingale & Swallow
- 010 – Athenian Debtor
- 011 – Ethiopian
- 012 – Wild Cat & Cock
If you don’t already own it in book form, you can follow the (original Greek) text of this edition by clicking here. It is also the main text used for the recording, with some minor editing, when necessary for correcting obvious orthographical or other mistakes.
The audiobook is ± 18′ long. Fable nr.006 is presented below as a sample.
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006. Eagle (his wings plucked) & Fox
Ἀετὸς (τὰ πτερὰ τιλθεὶς) καὶ ἀλώπηξ.
Ποτὲ ἀετὸς ἑάλω ὑπ᾽ ἀνθρώπου. Τούτου δὲ τὰ πτερὰ ὁ ἄνθρωπος κόψας ἀφῆκε μετὰ τῶν ὀρνίθων ἐν οἴκῳ εἶναι.Ὁ δὲ ἦν κατηφὴς καὶ οὐδὲν ἤσθιεν ἐκ τῆς λύπης, ὅμοιος δὲ ἦν βασιλεῖ δεσμώτῃ.
Ἕτερος δέ τις τοῦτον ὠνησάμενος καὶ τὰ πτερὰ ἀνασπάσας καὶ μύρῳ χρίσας ἐποίησε πτερῶσαι. Ὁ δὲ πετασθεὶς καὶ τοῖς ὄνυξι λαγωὸν ἁρπάσας ἤνεγκεν αὐτῷ δῶρον.
Ἀλώπηξ δὲ ἰδοῦσα εἶπεν: «μὴ τούτῳ δίδου, ἀλλὰ τῷ πρώτῳ, ὅτι ὁ μὲν φύσει ἀγαθός ἐστι· ἐκεῖνον δὲ μᾶλλον ἐξευμενίζου, μήπως πάλιν λαβών σε τὸ πτερὸν ἐρημώσῃ.»
Ὅτι δεῖ χρηστὰς ἀμοιβὰς τοῖς εὐεργέταις παρέχειν, τοὺς πονηροὺς δὲ φρονίμως τροποῦσθαι.
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