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The Protean ass : the Metamorphoses of Apuleius from antiquity to the Renaissance

Author: Robert H F Carver
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Oxford classical monographs.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Apuleius' account in The Golden Ass (or Metamorphoses) of the curious young man who is changed into a donkey following an affair with a witch's slave-girl continues to delight and perplex readers even after the passage of eighteen centuries. Lucius' asinine adventures include abduction by bandits, service to a troupe of debauched priests, congress with a Corinthian lady (the seed of Bottom's erotic entanglement
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Carver, Robert H.F.
Protean ass.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608583075
Named Person: Apuleius.; Apuleius; Apuleius.; Apuleius, Madaurensis; Apuleius (Madaurensis).
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H F Carver
ISBN: 9780199217861 0199217866
OCLC Number: 165956795
Description: xiii, 545 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The metamorphoses of Apuleius : from antiquity to the early Middle Ages --
Apuleius in the High Middle Ages --
Asinus redivivus : the recovery of the Golden Ass --
The inky ass : Apuleius in the age of print (1469-1500) --
The antiquarian ass : Apuleius and the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili (1499) --
The academical ass : Apuleius and the northern Renaissance --
The Golden Asse of William Adlington (1566) --
After Adlington : Apuleius in England (1566-1660) --
The Arcadian ass : Sir Philip Sidney and Apuleius --
Psyche's daughter : pleasure and the Faerie Queene --
Shakespeare's Bottom and Apuleius' Ass.
Series Title: Oxford classical monographs.
Responsibility: Robert H.F. Carver.
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A full account of the reception of the second-century prose fiction The Golden Ass (or Metamorphoses) of Apuleius, which has intrigued readers as diverse as St Augustine, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Sidney,  Read more...

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