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By S. J. Harrison

ISBN-10: 0198140533

ISBN-13: 9780198140535

ISBN-10: 0199271380

ISBN-13: 9780199271382

This ebook is a reaction to the literary pleasures and scholarly difficulties of examining the texts of Apuleius, most famed 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, awesome stylist, relentless self-promoter, and flexible writer of a remarkably diversified physique of labor, a lot of which is misplaced to us. This publication is written for these capable of learn Apuleius in Latin, and Apuleian works are for that reason 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 heritage: not just Apuleius' profession 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 booklet additionally bargains with Apuleius' works of didactic philosophy and his consequent reference to center Platonism.

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