Apuleius' Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction

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This volume reveals how Apuleius' Metamorphoses - the only fully extant Roman novel and a classic of world literature - works as a piece of literature, exploring its poetics and the way in which questions of production and reception are reflected in its text. Providing a roughly linear reading of key passages, the volume develops an original idea of Apuleius as an ambitious writer led by the literary tradition, rhetoric, and Platonism, and argues that he created what we could call a seriocomic 'philosophical novel' avant la ...

Apuleius' Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction 2014, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780198706830

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