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Λέων ἐγκάθειρκτος καὶ ἀλώπηξ

The Caged Lion and The Fox = Perry 409 (English translation: Oxford Aesop 222)

Ἀλώπηξ θεασαμένη ἐγκάθειρκτον λέοντα, καὶ τούτου στᾶσα ἐγγύς, δεινῶς αὐτὸν ὕβριζεν. ὁ δὲ λέων ἔφη πρὸς αὐτήν “οὐ σύ με καθυβρίζεις, ἀλλ’ ἡ προσπεσοῦσά μοι ἀτυχία.”

Οὗτος δηλοῖ ὡς πολλοὶ τῶν ἐνδόξων δυσπραγίαις περιπίπτοντες ὑπὸ εὐτελῶν ἐξουθενοῦνται.

From Ben Perry’s Aesopica (Urbana IL: 1952).

Segmented text for easier reading:

Ἀλώπηξ

θεασαμένη

ἐγκάθειρκτον λέοντα,

καὶ

τούτου στᾶσα ἐγγύς,

δεινῶς αὐτὸν ὕβριζεν.

ὁ δὲ λέων

ἔφη πρὸς αὐτήν

“οὐ σύ

με καθυβρίζεις,

ἀλλ’ ἡ προσπεσοῦσά μοι ἀτυχία.”

Οὗτος δηλοῖ ὡς

πολλοὶ

τῶν ἐνδόξων δυσπραγίαις

περιπίπτοντες

ὑπὸ εὐτελῶν ἐξουθενοῦνται.

Grammatical notes and comments:

Ἀλώπηξ

θεασαμένη

  • ἐγκάθειρκτον λέοντα, - participle from compound of ἐν + καθείργνυμι (κατείργω)
  • καὶ - this word is used to coordinate the two participles, θεασαμένη and στᾶσα
  • τούτου στᾶσα ἐγγύς, - notice how the prepositional phrase wraps around the participle

δεινῶς αὐτὸν ὕβριζεν.

ὁ δὲ λέων

ἔφη πρὸς αὐτήν

  • οὐ σύ - the use of a second person pronoun is always emphatic

με καθυβρίζεις,

ἀλλ’ ἡ προσπεσοῦσά μοι ἀτυχία.”

Οὗτος δηλοῖ ὡς

πολλοὶ

  • τῶν ἐνδόξων δυσπραγίαις - compare δυσπραξία

περιπίπτοντες

ὑπὸ εὐτελῶν ἐξουθενοῦνται.

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