Feminae: Medieval Women and Gender Index


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  • Title: XXXVIII. On the Hyena or the Brute [The hyena can alternate as both male and female, and is thus unclean. The author allegorizes the hyena as a double-minded man who is courageous at a gathering but womanly afterward. The woman’s nature is further equated with being unfaithful. Title note supplied by Feminae.]
  • Source: Physiologus..  University of Chicago Press, 2009.  Pages 52 - 53.
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  • Article Type: Translation
  • Subject (See Also): Animals in Literature Bestiaries Hyena, Image of Latin Literature Literature- Prose Physiologus Bestiary- Latin Women’s Nature
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  • Century: 6
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  • Year of Publication: 2009.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0226128709
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