The Golden Asse

The Golden Asse

4.3 3
by Lucius Apuleius
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

The Golden Asse

By Lucius Apuleius

Ancient Classics

Translated by William Adlington

Apuleius, also called Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis, Berber: Afulay; c. 125 - c. 180 C.E.) was a Latin-language prose writer. He was a Numidian Berber and lived during the Roman period. He was from Madaurus (now M'Daourouch, Algeria).

He studied Platonist

See more details below

Overview

The Golden Asse

By Lucius Apuleius

Ancient Classics

Translated by William Adlington

Apuleius, also called Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis, Berber: Afulay; c. 125 - c. 180 C.E.) was a Latin-language prose writer. He was a Numidian Berber and lived during the Roman period. He was from Madaurus (now M'Daourouch, Algeria).

He studied Platonist philosophy 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. It is the only Latin novel that has survived in its entirety. It relates the ludicrous adventures of one Lucius, who experiments with magic and is accidentally turned into a donkey.

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607787082
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
845,743
File size:
0 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >