Apuleius: A Latin Sophist by S. J. Harrison

By S. J. Harrison

This ebook 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, outstanding stylist, relentless self-promoter, and flexible writer of a remarkably diversified physique of labor, a lot of which is
lost to us. This ebook is written for these capable of learn Apuleius in Latin, and Apuleian works are therefore quoted with no 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 additionally the bigger modern framework of the Greek moment Sophistic. whereas focusing totally on the texts as literature and literary-historical, the publication additionally offers with Apuleius' works of didactic philosophy and his consequent reference to heart Platonism.

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