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"The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius, which according to St. Augustine was referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus) by Apuleius, is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
Table of Contents:
Publisher's Preface; Dedication; The Life Of Lucius Apuleius Briefly Described; The Preface Of The Author To His Sonne, Faustinus And Unto The Readers Of This Book; The First Booke; The First Chapter; The Second Chapter; The Third Chapter; The Fourth Chapter; The Fifth Chapter; The Sixth Chapter; The Seventh Chapter; The Second Booke; The Eighth Chapter; The Ninth Chapter; The Tenth Chapter; The Eleventh Chapter; The Third Booke; The Twelfth Chapter; The Thirteenth Chapter; The Fourteenth Chapter; The Fifteenth Chapter; The Sixteenth Chapter; The Seventeenth Chapter; The Fourth Booke; The Eighteenth Chapter; The Nineteenth Chapter; The Twentieth Chapter; The Twenty-first Chapter; The Marriage Of Cupid And Psyches; The Twenty-second Chapter; The Sixth Booke; The Twenty-third Chapter; The Seventh Booke; The Twenty-fourth Chapter; The Twenty-fifth Chapter; The Twenty-sixth Chapter; The Twenty-seventh Chapter; The Twenty-eighth Chapter; The Twenty-ninth Chapter; The Thirtieth Chapter; The Thirty-first Chapter; The Eighth Booke; The Thirty-second Chapter; The Thirty-third Chapter; The Thirty-fourth Chapter; The Thirty-fifth Chapter; The Thirty-sixth Chapter; The Ninth Booke; The Thirty-seventh Chapter; The Thirty-eighth Chapter; The Thirty-ninth Chapter; The Fortieth Chapter; The Forty-first Chapter; The Forty-second Chapter; The Forty-third Chapter; The Tenth Booke; The Forty-fourth Chapter; The Forty-fifth Chapter; The Forty-sixth Chapter; The Eleventh Booke; The Forty-seventh Chapter; The Forty-eighth Chapter
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"Lucius Apuleius Platonicus (c. AD 123/125-c. AD 180), an utterly Romanized Berber who described himself as "half-Numidian half-Gaetulian", is remembered most for his bawdy picaresque Latin novel the Metamorphoses, otherwise known as The Golden Ass or, in Latin, the Aureus Asinus.
He was born in Madaurus (now M'Daourouch, Algeria), a Roman colony in Numidia on the North African coast, bordering Gaetulia. This is the same colonia where Saint Augustine later received part of his early education, and, though located well away from the Romanized coast, is today the site of some pristine Roman ruins. Details regarding his life come mostly from his defense speech and a work entitled "Florida," which consists of snippets taken from some of his best speeches.
Apuleius inherited a substantial fortune from his father, a provincial magistrate. Apuleius studied with a master at Carthage (where he later settled) and later at Athens, where he studied Platonic philosophy among other subjects. He subsequently went to Rome to study Latin oratory and, most likely, to declaim in the law courts for a time before returning to his native North Africa. He also travelled extensively in Asia Minor and Egypt, studying philosophy and religion, burning up his inheritance while doing so.
Apuleius was an initiate in several cults or mysteries, including the Dionysian mysteries. He was a priest of Aesculapius and, according to Augustine, sacerdos provinciae Africae (i.e. priest of the province of Carthage).
After being accused of using magic to gain the attentions (and fortune) of the wealthy widow he married (the mother of a school chum from his days in Athens), 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 Tripoli. This is known as the Apologia (A Discourse on Magic). The work has very little to do with magic, and a lot to do with making mincemeat of his opponents, with hilarity and panache. It is among the funniest works that have come down to us from Antiquity -- it is certainly the most entertaining example of Latin courtroom oratory to survive, though some fans of Cicero might disagree -- and firmly places Apuleius among the great humorists of his day." (Quote from wikipedia.org)
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Book Description Hard Press, 2006. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M140691844X
Book Description Hard Press, 2006. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 146 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.36 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk140691844X