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Metamorphoses (the Golden Ass), Volume I: Books 1-6

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Metamorphoses (the Golden Ass), Volume I: Books 1-6 - Apuleius, and Hanson, J. Arthur (Edited and translated by)
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In the Metamorphoses of Apuleius, also known as The Golden Ass, we have the only Latin novel which survives entire. It is truly enchanting: a delightful romance combining realism and magic. The hero, Lucius, eager to experience the sensations of a bird, resorts to witchcraft but by an unfortunate pharmaceutical error finds himself transformed into an ass. He knows he can revert to his own body by eating rose-petals, but these prove singularly elusive; and the bulk of the work describes his adventures as an animal. He also ...

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