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Apuleius and Antonine Rome: Historical Essays
     

Apuleius and Antonine Rome: Historical Essays

by Keith Bradley
 

Apuleius and Antonine Rome features outstanding scholarship by Keith Bradley on the Latin author Apuleius of Madauros and on the second-century Roman world in which Apuleius lived. Bradley discusses Apuleius’ work in the context of social relations (especially the family and household), religiosity in all its diversity and complexity, and cultural

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Apuleius and Antonine Rome features outstanding scholarship by Keith Bradley on the Latin author Apuleius of Madauros and on the second-century Roman world in which Apuleius lived. Bradley discusses Apuleius’ work in the context of social relations (especially the family and household), religiosity in all its diversity and complexity, and cultural interactions between the imperial centre and the provincial periphery.

These essays examine the Apology, the speech Apuleius made when he defended himself on the criminal charge of having enticed a wealthy widow to marry him through magical means; the fragments of his speeches known as the Florida; and the remarkable serio-comic novel Metamorphoses (better known as The Golden Ass). Altogether, Apuleius and Antonine Rome effectively illustrates how socio-cultural history can be recovered from works of literature.

Editorial Reviews

Phoenix vol 67:1-2:2013 - Ellen Finkelpearl
‘This is a great book by a major Roman social historian that vastly enriches a reading of Apuleius…One of the great joys of this book is Bradley’s masterful ability to evoke the sights, sounds, colours, and striking cultural mixtures that constituted this complex world, pieced together with deceptive ease.’

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442644205
Publisher:
University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Series:
Phoenix Supplementary Volumes Series , #50
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.29(w) x 9.26(h) x 1.80(d)

What People are Saying About This

Benjamin Lee

‘This impressive, eye-opening book is of the greatest importance to the quickly growing field of Apuleian studies. Readers will be rewarded by its rich and up-to-date set of historical data and bibliographical references, which Keith Bradley has collected into a usable format and interpreted in a manner that is nuanced and logically sound. It is a creative, thoughtful work, based on vast amounts of hard research; I both learned a great deal from it and enjoyed reading it, as it is well written in an elegant style.’
Benjamin Lee, Department of Classics, Oberlin College

Julia Gaisser

Apuleius and Antonine Rome is a major contribution to the study of both Apuleius and the social history of North Africa in the second century of our era. The scholarship is impeccable, as usual in Keith Bradley’s work, and the writing is clear, direct, and persuasive. I expect the book to be required reading for classicists of any field who are interested in the Antonine age.’
Julia Gaisser, Department of Greek, Latin, and Classical Studies, Bryn Mawr College

Meet the Author

Keith Bradley is the Eli J. and Helen Shaheen Professor of Classics and Concurrent Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame.

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