The Golden Ass - Chapter 16: Under the Trainer and Chapter 17: The Goddess Isis Intervenes Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 16: Under the Trainer and Chapter 17: The Goddess Isis Intervenes Summary

Chapter 16: Lucius experiences yet another change of fortune and winds up being given to a pair of brothers, both slaves in the kitchen of a wealthy and influential man named Thyasus. He enjoys his time there quite a bit, especially because he is able to secretly avail himself of many delicious dishes. The food's disappearance initially threatens the brothers' mutual trust but they begin to suspect Lucius when they notice he is not eating his hay. They therefore hide behind a door and watch him secretly—to their amazement, and amusement, he eagerly gobbles away at the food. They even show their master, Thyasus, and he decides that such a hilarious sight—a donkey eating human food—is something that should be...

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