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By S. J. Harrison

This publication is a reaction to the literary pleasures and scholarly difficulties of analyzing the texts of Apuleius, most famed for his novel Metamorphoses or Golden Ass. residing in second-century North Africa, Apuleius used to be greater than an writer of fiction; he was once a consummate orator highbrow, Platonist thinker, amazing stylist, relentless self-promoter, and flexible writer of a remarkably different physique of labor, a lot of which is misplaced to us. This ebook is written for these in a position to learn Apuleius in Latin, and Apuleian works are consequently quoted with no translation (although the place they exist compatible translations were indicated). during this ebook 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 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 offers with Apuleius' works of didactic philosophy and his consequent reference to center Platonism.

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