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About the Author: Apuleius

Apuleius (Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis; Berber: Afulay, c. 125 – c. 180 CE) was a Latin-language prose writer. He was a Numidian Berber and lived under the Roman Empire. He was from Madaurus (now M'Daourouch, Algeria). He studied Platonist philosophy in Athens; travelled to Italy, Asia Minor and Egypt; and was an initiate in several cults or mysteries. The most famous incident in his life was when he was accused of using magic to gain the attentions (and fortune) of a wealthy widow. He declaimed and then distributed a witty tour de force in his own defense before the proconsul and a court of magistrates convened in Sabratha, near ancient Tripoli, Libya. (Wikipedia)


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Paperback, Published in May 2009 by Serenity Publishers, LLC

ISBN10: 1604506806 | ISBN13: 9781604506808

Page count: 196

Lucius Apuleius (125?-180) was a writer in the second century A D. His subject matter covered such topics as medicine, philosophy, and poetry. The Golden Ass or Transformation is a collection of tales. This early work is an allegory written in the first person. This picaresque romance concerns the metamorphosis of the hero into an ass. Lucius tries to become a member of a cult but gets transformed into an ass instead. The Golden Ass is possibly the first novel written. Apuleius is a master of imagery and poetic prose. The beauty of this book is well worth the challenge involved in sifting through its many layers.

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