By S. J. Harrison

This publication is a reaction to the literary pleasures and scholarly difficulties of studying 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 used to be a consummate orator highbrow, Platonist thinker, remarkable stylist, relentless self-promoter, and flexible writer of a remarkably different physique of labor, a lot of which is misplaced to us. This booklet is written for these in a position to learn Apuleius in Latin, and Apuleian works are for that reason quoted with out translation (although the place they exist appropriate translations were indicated). during this e-book Dr Harrison has supplied a literary instruction manual to all of the works of Apuleius in addition to the Metamorphoses, and has set his works opposed to their highbrow historical past: not just Apuleius' profession 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 ebook additionally offers with Apuleius' works of didactic philosophy and his consequent reference to heart Platonism.

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