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Apuleius and drama : the ass on stage

Author: Regine May
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
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An exploration of the use of drama as an intertext in the work of the 2nd century Latin author Apuleius, who wrote the only complete extant Latin novel, the Metamorphoses, in which a young man is  Read more...

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May, Regine, 1971-
Apuleius and drama.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(OCoLC)645903561
Named Person: Apuleius.; Apuleius; Apuleius, Madaurensis.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Regine May
ISBN: 0199202923 9780199202928
OCLC Number: 70676553
Notes: "Revised and extended version of my Oxford DPhil thesis A comic novel? Roman and new comedy in Apuleius Metamorphoses, submitted in Hilary Term 2002."
Description: xi, 379 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: A Note on Texts and Translations xiii --
1.1 Apuleius and Drama: The Purpose of This Book 1 --
1.2 Scholarship and Methodology 4 --
1.3 Comedy, Mime, and the Novel 10 --
2 Knowledge of Drama and Archaism in the Second Century 16 --
2.2 Tragedy and Comedy in Greece 19 --
2.3 Watching Plays in the Roman World 21 --
2.4 Theatrical Archaeology in North Africa 22 --
2.5 Education through Studying Drama: The Sophist's Case 25 --
2.6 Second-Century Archaism and Apuleius 27 --
3 Drama Philosophy, and Rhetoric: Apuleius' Minor Works 45 --
3.2 Quotations from Drama in Apuleius' De Deo Socratis 45 --
3.3 De Mundo and De Platone et eius Dogmate 53 --
3.4 Drama in the Florida 55 --
3.5 An Apuleian 'Translation' from Greek Comedy: Anechomenos 63 --
4 Courtroom Drama: Apuleius' Apologia 73 --
4.2 Exordium ('Introduction') 1-3 80 --
4.3 Refutation of Subsidiary, Non-magical Charges 4-24 81 --
4.4 Refutation of 'Minor' Magical Charges 25.5-65 87 --
4.5 Refutation of 'Major' Charges concerning Pudentilla's Marriage 66-101 99 --
5 The Texture of the Metamorphoses 109 --
5.2 The Prologue 110 --
5.3 Comedy in Prose: Comic Elements of the Narrative Texture 115 --
6 The Drama of Aristomenes and Socrates 128 --
6.2 Dramatic Posturing 129 --
6.3 What Kind of Drama? 132 --
6.4 Crossing the Genres 139 --
6.5 Metatheatre and Metafiction 140 --
7 A Parasite in a Comic Household 143 --
7.2 Lucius' Comic Characterization: Lucius as a Parasite? 143 --
7.3 Milo's House: A domus comica ('Comic Household') 156 --
8 The Risus Festival: Laughing at Laughter 182 --
8.2 Comedy and Theatrical Setting 182 --
8.3 Risus Festival: History or Apuleian Invention? 187 --
8.4 The God Risus and his Sources 188 --
8.5 Why 'Laughter'? 190 --
8.6 Forum and Theatre: The Setting of the Trial 192 --
8.7 The Crime: Killing the Wineskins 195 --
8.8 Apuleius and Aristophanes 198 --
8.9 Young Drunkards 202 --
8.10 Actor and Auctor 205 --
9 Cupid and Psyche: A Divine Comedy 208 --
9.2 Elements of Tragedy 209 --
9.3 Beyond Tragedy 212 --
9.4 Comedy 215 --
9.5 Mythological Travesties in Comedy: Plautus' Amphitruo 216 --
9.6 Plautine Tragicomedy and Apuleius' Cupid and Psyche 219 --
9.7 Apuleius' dramatis personae 221 --
10 Charite: How Comedies Do Not End 249 --
10.2 The Old Woman as a Dramatic Nurse 250 --
10.3 Charite's Dream 252 --
10.4 Feminine Suicides 255 --
10.5 Scaena and persona 257 --
10.6 Charite's Comedy 260 --
10.7 Charite's Tragedy 265 --
11 'Seneca cannot be too heavy, nor Plautus too light': Metamorphoses, Book 10 269 --
11.2 The Inset Tales: 'Phaedra' and 'Menander' 270 --
11.3 The Main Narrative: 'Miles gloriosus' and 'Cooks' 295 --
12 The End: Isis: Dea ex machina? 307 --
12.2 Tragedy 307 --
12.3 Comedy 310 --
12.4 'Why Isis?' 318 --
12.5 The Anteludia 324.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Regine May.
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Regine May shows in her book an excellent knowledge of Apuleius' writings, Roman literature in general, and a rich field of secondary literature. Eva Stehlikova, Listy Filologicke May's thorough Read more...

 
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