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Κύων καὶ μακελλεύς

The Butcher and the Dog = Perry 254 (English translation: Oxford Aesop 598)

Κύων ἐν μακελλίῳ εἰσελθὼν καρδίας βρῶμα ἐκεῖθεν ἀφήρπασεν. ὁ δέ γε μακελλεὺς ἐπιστραφεὶς ἔλεγεν αὐτῷ “οὐ καρδίαν ἥρπασας, ἀλλὰ καρδίαν ἐνέθου μοι· εἰ γὰρ αὖθις ἐνταῦθα εἰσέλθῃς, ἐγώ σοι τὰ τῆς ἁρπαγῆς ἐπιδείξω ἐπίχειρα.”

Οὗτος δηλοῖ ὡς ἐν τῷ παθεῖν τις ἐπισπᾶται τὸ μαθεῖν καὶ προσεκτικῶς ἔχειν.

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

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Κύων

ἐν μακελλίῳ εἰσελθὼν

καρδίας βρῶμα

ἐκεῖθεν ἀφήρπασεν.

ὁ δέ γε μακελλεὺς

ἐπιστραφεὶς

ἔλεγεν αὐτῷ

“οὐ καρδίαν ἥρπασας,

ἀλλὰ καρδίαν ἐνέθου μοι·

εἰ γὰρ αὖθις ἐνταῦθα εἰσέλθῃς,

ἐγώ

σοι

τὰ τῆς ἁρπαγῆς ἐπιδείξω ἐπίχειρα.”

Οὗτος δηλοῖ ὡς

ἐν τῷ παθεῖν

τις ἐπισπᾶται

τὸ μαθεῖν

καὶ προσεκτικῶς ἔχειν.

Grammatical notes and comments:

Κύων

ἐν μακελλίῳ εἰσελθὼν

καρδίας βρῶμα

ἐκεῖθεν ἀφήρπασεν.

ὁ δέ γε μακελλεὺς

ἐπιστραφεὶς

ἔλεγεν αὐτῷ

“οὐ καρδίαν ἥρπασας,

  • ἀλλὰ καρδίαν ἐνέθου μοι· - καρδία in the sense of "mind," a combination of modern heart and also brains!

εἰ γὰρ αὖθις ἐνταῦθα εἰσέλθῃς,

ἐγώ

σοι

  • τὰ τῆς ἁρπαγῆς ἐπιδείξω ἐπίχειρα.” - the noun phrase wraps around the verb

Οὗτος δηλοῖ ὡς

ἐν τῷ παθεῖν

τις ἐπισπᾶται

  • τὸ μαθεῖν - there are many Greek proverbs which play on the words παθεῖν and μαθεῖν, learning through experience

καὶ προσεκτικῶς ἔχειν.

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