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Fable of the Day (Greek): The Bull and The Lioness

Ταῦρος, λέαινα καὶ σύαγρος

Another fable from Syntipas - check out the GreekAesop wiki for more information about Syntipas and his fables! I've included the text and a segmented version here; for grammar notes and more information, please visit the wiki. You can keep up with the latest Bestiaria posts by using the RSS feed, or you can subscribe by email. And now, here is Syntipas, Fable 11.

The Bull, The Lioness and The Wild Boar = Perry 414 (English translation: Oxford Aesop 376)

Ταῦρος εὑρηκὼς κοιμώμενον λέοντα, τοῦτον κερατίσας ἀπέκτεινεν. ἐπιστᾶσα δὲ ἡ ἐκείνου μήτηρ πικρῶς αὐτὸν ἀπεκλαίετο. ἰδὼν δὲ αὐτὴν σύαγρος ὀλοφυρομένην, μακρόθεν ἑστὼς ἔφη πρὸς αὐτήν “ὦ πόσοι ἄρα τυγχάνουσιν ἄνθροποι θρηνοῦντες, ὧν τὰ τέκνα ὑμεῖς ἀπεκτείνατε.”

Οὗτος δηλοῖ ὅτι ἐν ᾧ μέτρῳ μετρεῖ τις ἀντιμετρηθήσεται αὐτῷ.

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Ταῦρος

εὑρηκὼς κοιμώμενον λέοντα,

τοῦτον κερατίσας

ἀπέκτεινεν.

ἐπιστᾶσα δὲ

ἡ ἐκείνου μήτηρ

πικρῶς αὐτὸν ἀπεκλαίετο.

ἰδὼν δὲ αὐτὴν σύαγρος ὀλοφυρομένην,

μακρόθεν ἑστὼς

ἔφη πρὸς αὐτήν

“ὦ πόσοι ἄρα τυγχάνουσιν ἄνθροποι θρηνοῦντες,

ὧν τὰ τέκνα

ὑμεῖς ἀπεκτείνατε.”

Οὗτος δηλοῖ ὅτι

ἐν ᾧ μέτρῳ

μετρεῖ τις

ἀντιμετρηθήσεται αὐτῷ.

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