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Apuleius : a Latin sophist

Author: S J Harrison
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2000.
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This book provides the first general account of the works of the Latin writer Apuleius, most famous for his great novel the Metamorphoses or Golden Ass.
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Named Person: Apuleius; Lucius Apuleius; Apuleius, Madaurensis.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: S J Harrison
ISBN: 0198140533 9780198140535
OCLC Number: 62531140
Description: vi, 281 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Apuleius in context : life, background, writings --
A sophist in court : the Apologia --
Sophistic display : the Florida --
Popular philosophy : De Deo Socratis --
Philosophical exposition : De Mundo and De Platone --
A sophist's novel : the Metamorphoses.
Responsibility: S.J. Harrison.
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This book provides an account of the works of the Latin writer Apuleius, most famous for his great novel the 'Metamorphoses' or 'Golden Ass'. Living in second-century North Africa, Apuleius was an  Read more...

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