The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura

The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura

by Lucius Apuleius
     
 

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Apuleius was a Latin prose writer. He as Numidian Berber, 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…  See more details below

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Apuleius was a Latin prose writer. He as Numidian Berber, 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 Tripoli. This is known as the Apologia. -wikipedia

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ISBN-13:
9781607787099
Publisher:
MobileReference
Publication date:
01/01/2010
Series:
Mobi Classics
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NOOK Book
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1,179,400
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