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By Stefan Tilg

This quantity finds how Apuleius' Metamorphoses - the single totally extant Roman novel and a vintage of worldwide literature - works as a section of literature, exploring its poetics and how within which questions of creation and reception are mirrored in its textual content. supplying a approximately linear examining of key passages, the amount develops an unique notion of Apuleius as an bold author led by means of the literary culture, rhetoric, and Platonism, and argues that he
created what shall we name a seriocomic 'philosophical novel' avant los angeles lettre. the writer focuses, particularly, at the ways that Apuleius drew recognition to his success and brought the Greek ass tale to Roman literature. hence, the amount additionally sheds new gentle at the varieties and the literary and
intellectual power of the style of the traditional novel.

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