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Author: Βαβρίας

Retold version in Ancient Greek
  by Βαβρίας

Country of origin: Greece

Based on The Eagle and the Jackdaw (Aesop)

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Ἀετὸς καὶ κολοιὸς καὶ ποιμήν

Βαβρίας

Ὄνυξιν ἄρας ἄρνα λιπαρὸν ἐκ ποίμνης
ἤνεγκε παισὶν δεῖπνον αἰετὸς δώσειν·
τὸ δ' αὐτὸ πράξειν καὶ κολοιὸς ὡρμήθη.
καὶ δὴ καταπτὰς ἀρνὸς ἐσχέθη νώτοις

"δίκην δ' ἀνοίης" εἶπεν "ἀξίως τίνω·
τί γὰρ ὢν κολοιὸς αἰετοὺς ἐμιμούμην;"