Античная Asinaria: история одного сюжета
The story about a young man named Lucius who was turned into an ass by a witch appears in the ancient literature twice at least: in Lucian's novella entitled Lucius, or the Ass and in Apuleius' Metamorphoses. Besides, as reported by Photius in his Bibliotheca (cod.129), there also existed one more work on the same subject, entitled Metamorphoses, which gas not come down to us. The most fascinating question for scholars here was always the question of origin of this plot. The book is an attempt to give an answer to the question.