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By S. J. Harrison

This e-book 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. dwelling in second-century North Africa, Apuleius used to be greater than an writer of fiction; he was once 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
lost to us. This publication 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 publication 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' 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 heart Platonism.

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