Vol. 30 No. 2 (2004): XXX - 2004, fascicolo 2

Two Medieval Saints’ Lives and the Judgement of Paris

Published April 15, 2014


The biographical traditions associated with St. Catharine of Siena and St. Francis of Assisi are shown to share to a surprising extent  folk-tale features in common with those that have influenced the Tale of the Judgement of Paris interpreted as an allegory of early life-choice between options offered by ambivalent helper figures.


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