- Decameron, The Boccaccio’s bawdy panorama of medieval Italian life. [Ital. Lit.: Bishop, 314–315, 380]
- Droll Tales Balzac’s Rabelaisian stories, told in racy medieval style and frequently gross. [Fr. Lit.: Contes Drolatiques in Benét, 222]
- Fescennia Etrurian town noted for jesting and scurrilous verse (Fescennine verse). [Rom. Hist.: EB, TV: 112]
- Gargantua and Pantagruel Rabelais’s farcical and obscene 16th-century novel. [Fr. Lit.: Magill I, 298]
- Golden Ass, The tale of Lucius and his asininity, with a number of bawdy episodes. [Rom. Lit.: Apuleius Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass in Magill I, 309]
- Goliards scholar-poets interested mainly in earthly delights. [Medieval Hist.: Bishop, 292–293]
- Iambe girl who amused Demeter with bawdy stories. [Gk. Myth.: Howe, 136]
- LaFontaine, The Tales of ribald stories in verse, adapted from Boccaccio and others. [Fr. Lit.: Contes en Vers in Benét, 222]
- Miller’s Tale, The lusty story told by the drunken Miller. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales in Magill II, 131]
- Reeve’s Tale, The Oswald the Reeve retaliates in kind to The Miller’s Tale. [Br. Lit.: Canterbury Tales in Benét, 919]
Ridicule (See MOCKERY .)
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