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Asinine tales east and west: the Ass’s Confession and the Mule’s Hoof

Marc Lauxtermann and Marjolijne C. Janssen
From the journal Byzantinische Zeitschrift


This paper examines the two main motifs in the Συναξάριον τοῦ τιμη- μένου γαδάρου and the Γαδάρου, λύκου κι ἀλουποῦς διήγησις ὡραία: the Ass’s Confession and the Mule’s Hoof, tracing them back to Medieval western rather than Ancient Aesopic sources. The Appendix deals with the dating and geographical provenance of the common ancestor of these two texts.

Published Online: 2019-03-14
Published in Print: 2019-02-01

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