Recastings of the weeping-dog tale across western Eurasia for more than a millennium indicate popular belief in men’s foolishness and women’s guile. … Read the post weeping-dog tale from ancient India traverses western Eurasia
Interactive medieval “we are seven” prints seem to be a parody of the seven sages of ancient Greece and Rome. Wisdom wasn’t beyond laughter. … Read the post seven sages in interactive medieval parody
Husbands must be careful not to criticize or disparage women, only bad women. Referring to women with insufficient specificity gets husbands punished. … Read the post husbands: disparage only bad women, or be shackled
In the ancient Book of Sindibad, a king nearly kills his son in response to a false accusation of rape. Who is to blame? Sages’ reasons versus a fable. … Read the post father almost kills son: who is to blame?
In various versions of the Book of Sindibad, sages instruct the king with stories of scholars’ futile attempts to compile the wiles of women. … Read the post guile and wiles of women impossible to compile