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The fortunes of Apuleius and the Golden Ass : a study in transmission and reception

Author: Julia Haig Gaisser
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Series: Martin classical lectures (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book traces the transmission and reception of one of the most influential novels in Western literature. The Golden Ass, the only ancient Roman novel to survive in its entirety, tells of a young man changed into an ass by magic and his bawdy adventures and narrow escapes before the goddess Isis changes him back again. Its centerpiece is the famous story of Cupid and Psyche. Julia Gaisser follows Apuleius' racy  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Apuleius.; Apuleius, Madaurensis; Apuleius <Madaurensis>; Lucius Apuleius, Madaurensis.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia Haig Gaisser
ISBN: 9780691131368 0691131368
OCLC Number: 137246017
Awards: Winner of American Philological Association: C.J. Goodwin Award of Merit 2009
Description: xiii, 365 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Apuleius : a celebrity and his image --
Exemplary behavior : the Golden Ass from late antiquity to the prehumanists --
A mixed reception : interpreting and illuminating the Golden Ass in the fourteenth century --
Making an impression : from Florence to Rome and from manuscript to print --
Telling tales : the Golden Ass in Ferrara and Mantua --
Apuleius redux : Filippo Beroaldo comments on the Golden Ass --
Speaking in tongues : translations of the Golden Ass --
The fortunes of Apuleius and the Golden Ass.
Series Title: Martin classical lectures (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Julia Haig Gaisser.
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"The Golden Ass" tells of a young man changed into an ass by magic. This book follows Apuleius' tale from antiquity through the sixteenth century, tracing its journey from roll to codex in  Read more...

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