By Richard Fletcher

Apuleius of Madauros, writing within the latter half the second one century CE in Roman North Africa, is better recognized to us this day for his Latin fiction, the Metamorphoses aka The Golden Ass, a few guy who became a donkey and again back. in spite of the fact that, he was once additionally a Platonic thinker, who, although lots of his writings are misplaced, wrote various rhetorical and philosophical works which live on to at the present time. This publication examines those works to bare how Apuleius' Platonism is because of the his 'impersonation of philosophy', that's, a rhetorically robust methodological device that permits him to 'speak' on behalf of Plato and his philosophy. This publication is the 1st exploration of the whole scope of his idiosyncratic model of Platonism throughout his multifarious literary corpus and is a big contribution to the examine of the dynamic among literature and philosophy in antiquity and beyond.

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