The Metamorphoses of Apuleius

Creation of moral exempla is a major function of Apuleius' narrative, but the conception of virtue is no longer grounded in that of the bonum publicum. The focus in the Metamorphoses is on personal rather than public experience.

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Author: Carl C. Schlam

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469620718

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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This book examines the comic and philosophical aspects of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, the ancient Roman novel also known as The Golden Ass. The tales that comprise the novel, long known for their bawdiness and wit, describe the adventures of Lucius, a man who is transformed into an ass. Carl Schlam argues that the work cannot be seen as purely comic or wholly serious; he says that the entertainment offered by the novel includes a vision of the possibilities of grace and salvation. Many critics have seen a discontinuity between the comedic aspects of the first ten tales and the more elevated account in the eleventh of the initiation of Lucius into the cult of Isis. But Schlam uncovers patterns of narrative and a thematic structure that give coherence to the adventures of Lucius and to the diversity of tales embedded in the principal narrative. Schlam sees a single seriocomic purpose pervading the narrative, which is marked by elements of burlesque as well as intimations of an ethical religious purpose. As Schlam points out, however, the world of second-century Rome cannot easily be divided into the sacred and the secular. Such neat distinctions were largely unknown in the ancient world, and Apuleius' tales are a part of a tradition, flowing from Homer, that addressed both religious and philosophical issues. Originally published in 1992. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.

Apuleius The metamorphoses Book I

An annotated edition of Book 1 of Apuleius' novel, Metamorphoses, this text is suitable for a student's first unadapted author, or in combination with other readings at the intermediate undergraduate level.

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Author: James S. Ruebel

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865164840

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 105

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An annotated edition of Book 1 of Apuleius' novel, Metamorphoses, this text is suitable for a student's first unadapted author, or in combination with other readings at the intermediate undergraduate level. -- Introduction -- Foreword, "Book One and Apuleius' Metamorphoses, " by Stephen Nimis -- Latin text based on R. Helm (Teubner, 2nd edition, 1913) -- Same-page vocabulary and grammatical/syntactical notes -- Complete Latin-English vocabulary -- Select bibliography of works in English, for the student interpreter Book 1 exhibits the spontaneity and ebullience of Apuleius' Latin as well as his ability to engage the read with a lively story. It is the perfect text to put variety into the Latin curriculum.

THE GOLDEN ASS

"The Golden Ass" or "The Metamorphoses" is the only Latin novel by Apuleius to survive in its entirety. Adapted from an earlier Greek story, "The Golden Ass" tells of the adventures of Lucius, a young man who is obsessed with magic.

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Author: Lucius Apuleius

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027235322

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"The Golden Ass" or "The Metamorphoses" is the only Latin novel by Apuleius to survive in its entirety. Adapted from an earlier Greek story, "The Golden Ass" tells of the adventures of Lucius, a young man who is obsessed with magic. In attempting to perform a spell, Lucius inadvertently transforms himself into an ass. His long and arduous journey is ornately illustrated by Apuleius' witty, imaginative, and often explicit language, in a series of subplots that carry the reader through to Lucius' salvation by the goddess Isis. These include the stories of Cupid and Psyche, Aristomenes, Thelyphron and others. The novel reflects Apuleius' own fascination with magic and the occult, and although comical at times, contains very serious messages about impiety towards the gods, and the risks of tampering with the supernatural. Apuleius (c. 125-c. 180) was a student of Platonist philosophy and Latin prose writer.

The Metamorphoses of Apuleius

Metamorphoses abound in tales of men and women turned into animals , trees , and stone . The story of Io , significantly , is one of the few examples ... 10 A simpler but analogous progression can be seen in Apuleius ' Metamorphoses .

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Author: Judith K. Krabbe

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UCSC:32106009661205

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 219

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One of the most notable achievements of ancient prose fiction, the "Metamorphoses" of Apuleius continues to intrigue readers. This study focuses on Apuleius' best-known work, but takes varied approaches to -metamorphosis, - exploring its use not only as a theme but as a literary technique. It breaks new ground by clearly demonstrating the close relationship between the "Metamorphoses" of Apuleius and the "Metamorphoses" of Ovid. It shows, too, the crucial significance of Isis for understanding Apuleius' mode of composition. Juxtaposing Apuleius' "Metamorphoses" with several works of modern literature, it also examines some of the transformations which the metamorphosis theme itself has undergone."

An Apuleius Reader

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Author: Ellen D. Finkelpearl

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9781610410823

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 160

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Quod and Cum Clauses in the Metamorphoses of Apuleius

In eigh toon out of twenty - seven cau sal cum clauses in the " Metamorphoses , " Apuleius strengthens the cum by quippe , praesertim , or al io quin : P.43 1.14 - II.22 , perpe tem noctem eximio vigilandum est exertis et inconivis ...

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Author: Blanche Elisabeth Mae Brotherton

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:085012985

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Apuleius Metamorphoses V A Selection

This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Apuleius' Metamorphoses V, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for sections 11–24.

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Author: Stuart R. Thomson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350010284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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This is the endorsed publication from OCR and Bloomsbury for the Latin A-Level (Group 2) prescription of Apuleius' Metamorphoses V, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary for sections 11–24. A detailed introduction covers the prescribed text to be read in English, placing the work in its Roman literary context. Apuleius is considered one of the great Latin stylists. The tale of Cupid and Psyche, a story set within the larger narrative of his novel, the Metamorphoses, follows the romance of the god of love, Cupid, and his mortal lover, Psyche, brought to disaster by the wiles of Psyche's wicked sisters and the anger of Venus, but eventually reconciled. It is both an adventure story, and an allegory for the relationship between the soul and desire. The OCR selection contains some of the most hauntingly beautiful Latin prose which has come down to us and gives an unparallelled insight into the relationship between philosophy, religion, and art under the high empire. Resources are available on the Companion Website www.bloomsbury.com/ocr-editions-2019-2021

The Metamorphosis of Apuleius

Lewis's Till We Have Faces being only one of the more notable recent retellings."--BOOK JACKET.

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Author: Pasquale J. Accardo

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838639232

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 323

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Lewis's Till We Have Faces being only one of the more notable recent retellings."--BOOK JACKET.

The Religious Dreamworld of Apuleius Metamorphoses

and Platonic images and metaphors for the soul, and argues that Apuleius' Platonism strongly influences how he presents curiosity as ingrained in Lucius' character. While DeFilippo recognizes that the Metamorphoses cannot be read as a ...

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Author: James Gollnick

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 9780889208032

Category: Religion

Page: 191

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Apuleius’ Metamorphoses is probably best known as the literary source for the myth of Eros and Psyche and as a primary source of information about mystery religions in the ancient world. There is another realm of the Metamorphoses which has, until now, received relatively little attention — namely, the many dreams found within it. The Religious Dreamworld of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses offers an engaging portrait of the second-century dreamworld. Recognizing the centrality of the religious function and spiritual interpretation of dreams, this book illustrates their vital importance in the ancient world and the wide variety of meanings attributed to them. James Gollnick draws deeply from historical and psychological studies and provides a historical background on the current interest in the role of dreams in psychological and spiritual transformation. This study of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses adds to an appreciation of Apuleius the dreamer and the second-century dreamworld in which he lived and wrote.

The Golden Ass

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Author: Apuleius

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015046376516

Category: Divine office

Page: 607

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