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The Greek World of Apuleius: Apuleius and the Second Sophistic

The Greek World of Apuleius: Apuleius and the Second Sophistic

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by Gerald Sandy
     
 

This is the first attempt since that of Paul Vallette in 1908 to place the Latin writer Apuleius in the context of the (Greek) Second Sophistic. It also paints a larger picture of the character of belles-lettres, rhetoric, Middle Platonism, education, translation and the writing of novels during the Roman Imperial period.

Overview

This is the first attempt since that of Paul Vallette in 1908 to place the Latin writer Apuleius in the context of the (Greek) Second Sophistic. It also paints a larger picture of the character of belles-lettres, rhetoric, Middle Platonism, education, translation and the writing of novels during the Roman Imperial period.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
'...Apuleian scholars should be grateful to Sandy for his achievement in supplying the first broadly effectivwe modern account of Apuleius' cultural and intellectual background.'
Stephen J. Harrison, Scholia Reviews, 2000.
'...Apuleian scholars and Latinists may be grateful to S. for his important study on this Latin writer of the Second Sophistic.'
Vincent Hunink, Journal of Hellenic Studies, 2000.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004108219
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Series:
Mnemosyne, Supplements Series, #174
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.54(w) x 9.68(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Sandy, Ph.D. (1968) in Classics, is Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia. He has published extensively on Catullus, the Greek and Roman novelists, the heritage of the ancient novel in Britain and France and French Hellenism in the sixteenth century. His most recent publications include chapters in books on the ancient novel published by Brill and Routledge.

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