Golden Ass

ISBN-10: 0253200369

ISBN-13: 9780253200365

Edition: N/A

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Description: Apuleius's Golden Ass is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel--the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass. Aftersuffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately returned to human shape by the kindness of the goddess Isis. Simultaneously a blend of romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, The Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal works of European literature, of intrinsic interest asa novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, while reproducing all the exuberance of the original.

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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 1/22/1962
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.85" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Select Bibliography
Journey to Hypata: the Exemplar of Socrates
Further Warnings at Byrrhena's: The, Exemplar of Thelyphron
the Festival of Laughter: Lucius Becomes an Ass
at the Bandits' Hideout. Cupid and Psyche (i)
Cupid and Psyche (continued)
Cupid and Psyche (continued): the Frustrated Escape
Charite (and Lucius) Rescued: Further Ordeals of Lucius
Charite's Revenge and Death: Lucius with the Catamite Priests
with the Priests, the Baker, the Market-Gardener: Four Tales of Cuckolding
Tales of Wicked Women: Pleasant Life with the Cooks Leads to Public Humiliation
Salvation, and Conversion to Isis
Explanatory Notes
Index and Glossary of Names
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