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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. residing in second-century North Africa, Apuleius was once greater than an writer of fiction; he was once a consummate orator highbrow, Platonist thinker, outstanding stylist, relentless self-promoter, and flexible writer of a remarkably various physique of labor, a lot of which is
lost to us. This ebook is written for these in a position to learn Apuleius in Latin, and Apuleian works are for this reason quoted with out translation (although the place they exist appropriate translations were indicated). during this ebook Dr Harrison has supplied a literary guide 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 acting highbrow, a sophist, in second-century Roman North Africa, but additionally the bigger modern framework of the Greek moment Sophistic. whereas focusing totally on the texts as literature and literary-historical, the e-book additionally offers with Apuleius' works of didactic philosophy and his consequent reference to center Platonism.

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