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Publisher Comments:

Apuleius's Golden Ass is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel--the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately returned to human shape by the kindness of the goddess Isis. Simultaneously a blend of romantic adventure, fable, and religious testament, The Golden Ass is one of the truly seminal works of European literature, of intrinsic interest as a novel in its own right, and one of the earliest examples of the picaresque. This new translation is at once faithful to the meaning of the Latin, while reproducing all the exuberance of the original.

About the Author

P. G. Walsh is Professor Emeritus of Humanity at the University of Glasgow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192838889
Translator:
Walsh, P. G.
Introduction:
Walsh, P. G.
Translator:
Walsh, P. G.
Introduction:
Walsh, P. G.
Author:
Apuleius
Author:
null, P. G.
Author:
Apuleius, Lucius
Author:
Walsh, P. G.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Fairy Tales, Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Classical Studies | Classical Literature in Translation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Oxford's world classics
Series Volume:
1820-S
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
5.100 x 7.600 in 0.513 lb

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