Apuleius: A Latin Sophist by S. J. Harrison

Greek Roman Philosophy

By S. J. Harrison

This e-book is a reaction to the literary pleasures and scholarly difficulties of examining the texts of Apuleius, most famed for his novel Metamorphoses or Golden Ass. residing in second-century North Africa, Apuleius was once greater than an writer of fiction; he was once a consummate orator highbrow, Platonist thinker, awesome stylist, relentless self-promoter, and flexible writer of a remarkably various physique of labor, a lot of which is
lost to us. This booklet is written for these in a position to learn Apuleius in Latin, and Apuleian works are as a result quoted with no translation (although the place they exist compatible translations were indicated). during this e-book Dr Harrison has supplied a literary guide to all of the works of Apuleius in addition to the
Metamorphoses, and has set his works opposed to their highbrow heritage: not just Apuleius' profession as a acting highbrow, a sophist, in second-century Roman North Africa, but additionally the bigger modern framework of the Greek moment Sophistic. whereas focusing totally on the texts as literature and literary-historical, the publication additionally bargains with Apuleius' works of didactic philosophy and his consequent reference to center Platonism.

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