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The Golden Asse By Apuleius
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Apuleius (/ˌæpjᵿˈliːəs/; also... More > called Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis; c. 124 – c. 170 AD) was a Latin-language prose writer. He was a Numidian who lived under the Roman Empire and was from Madauros (now M'Daourouch, Algeria). He studied Platonism in Athens, travelled to Italy, Asia Minor, and Egypt and was an initiate in several cults or mysteries. The most famous incident in his life was when he was accused of using magic to gain the attentions (and fortune) of a wealthy widow. He declaimed and then distributed a witty tour de force in his own defense before the proconsul and a court of magistrates convened in Sabratha, near ancient Tripoli, Libya. This is known as the Apologia.His most famous work is his bawdy picaresque novel, the Metamorphoses, otherwise known as The Golden Ass. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apuleius< Less
The Golden Ass ( Classic Novel) By Apuleius
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In this ancient picaresque adventure, Lucius, an insatiably curious young man, finds himself transformed into a donkey after his fascination with black magic and witchcraft goes awry. While trapped... More > in his new body, he becomes the property of thieves, farmers, cooks, soldiers, and priests, and observes the hypocrisy and ineptitude of Imperial Roman society. The Golden Ass is considered the only novel to survive the Roman period, and the earliest novel to survive complete in the Western literary tradition. It is brimming with slapstick humor and sexual escapades, and foreshadows later works by Boccaccio, Rabelais, Cervantes, and Chaucer, upon whom it was a direct influence.< Less
The Golden Ass By APULEIUS
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APULEIUS The Golden Ass Apuleius was born about 125 A.D., at Madaura, in Africa. After studying at Athens, he practised as an advocate at Rome, and then wandered about Northern Africa, lecturing on... More > philosophy and rhetoric. At Tripoli he was charged with having won by witchcraft the love of a rich widow who had left him her wealth. But he was acquitted after delivering an interesting defence, included among his extant works. He then settled in Carthage, where he died at an advanced age. Poor Apuleius! His good fame was darkened by the success of an amusing romance, "The Golden Ass," which he wrote, by way of recreation, at Rome. He related the story of the adventures which befell a young Greek nobleman who, by an extreme curiosity in regard to witchcraft, got changed into a donkey. It was an age of wild superstition and foolish credulity; and his readers confused the author of "The Golden Ass" with the hero of it.< Less
The Works of Lucius Apuleius Platonicus By Lucius Apuleius Platonicus
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This collection has the both of the books by Lucius Apuleius Platonicus: The Golden Ass and The Defense (Apologia)
Metamorphoses By Apuleius
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The original Latin text of the Metamorphoses (also known as the Golden Ass), one of the earliest complete novels in existence, by Apuleius.
Metamorphoses By Apuleius
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The original Latin text of the Metamorphoses (also known as the Golden Ass), one of the earliest complete novels in existence, by Apuleius.
The Golden Asse By Lucius Apuleius
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The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird, he is accidentally transformed into an... More > ass. This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with in-set tales.< Less
The Golden Ass By Lucius Apuleius
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The story follows Lucius, a young man of good birth, as he disports himself in the cities and along the roads of Thessaly. This is a wonderful tale abounding in lusty incident, curious adventure and... More > bawdy wit.< Less
The Golden Ass By Lucius Apuleius
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The Metamorphoses of Apuleius, which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus)] is the only ancient novel in Latin to survive in its entirety.It was published around the second... More > century A.D. The protagonist of the novel is called Lucius. The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity (curiositas) and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird, he is accidentally transformed into an ass. This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with in-set tales. He finally finds salvation through the intervention of the goddess Isis, whose cult he joins.< Less
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