The Latin narrative poem Asinarius (The Donkey Tale, ca. 1200) is one of the most fairytale-like texts to have come out of the High Middle Ages. Its story tells of a prince born in the shape of an ass who is educated as a proper nobleman, learns to play the lyre, leaves his home, and weds a foreign princess, and on his wedding night is revealed to be a handsome young man. This contribution will provide readers with the first English-verse translation of this engaging poem.
Praet, Stijn. "Asinarius, or The Donkey Tale." Marvels & Tales 34.2 (2021). Web. <https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/marvels/vol34/iss2/8>.