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By Stefan Tilg

This quantity finds how Apuleius' Metamorphoses - the one absolutely extant Roman novel and a vintage of global literature - works as a section of literature, exploring its poetics and how within which questions of construction and reception are mirrored in its textual content. offering a approximately linear analyzing of key passages, the quantity develops an unique thought of Apuleius as an formidable author led via the literary culture, rhetoric, and Platonism, and argues that he
created what lets name a seriocomic 'philosophical novel' avant l. a. lettre. the writer focuses, specifically, at the ways that Apuleius drew recognition to his fulfillment and brought the Greek ass tale to Roman literature. hence, the amount additionally sheds new mild at the types and the literary and
intellectual power of the style of the traditional novel.

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