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By Stefan Tilg

This quantity unearths how Apuleius' Metamorphoses - the single totally extant Roman novel and a vintage of global literature - works as a section of literature, exploring its poetics and how during which questions of construction and reception are mirrored in its textual content. delivering a approximately linear studying of key passages, the amount develops an unique proposal of Apuleius as an bold author led by way of the literary culture, rhetoric, and Platonism, and argues that he
created what shall we name a seriocomic 'philosophical novel' avant l. a. lettre. the writer focuses, specifically, at the ways that Apuleius drew realization to his success and brought the Greek ass tale to Roman literature. therefore, 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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