By S. J. Harrison

This ebook is a reaction to the literary pleasures and scholarly difficulties of examining the texts of Apuleius, most renowned for his novel Metamorphoses or Golden Ass. dwelling in second-century North Africa, Apuleius was once greater than an writer of fiction; he was once a consummate orator highbrow, Platonist thinker, awesome stylist, relentless self-promoter, and flexible writer of a remarkably varied physique of labor, a lot of which is
lost to us. This e-book is written for these capable of learn Apuleius in Latin, and Apuleian works are therefore quoted with out translation (although the place they exist compatible translations were indicated). during this publication Dr Harrison has supplied a literary instruction manual to the entire works of Apuleius in addition to the
Metamorphoses, and has set his works opposed to their highbrow history: not just Apuleius' occupation as a appearing highbrow, a sophist, in second-century Roman North Africa, but in addition the bigger modern framework of the Greek moment Sophistic. whereas focusing totally on the texts as literature and literary-historical, the publication additionally offers with Apuleius' works of didactic philosophy and his consequent reference to center Platonism.

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