Download e-book for iPad: Apuleius' Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction by Stefan Tilg

By Stefan Tilg

ISBN-10: 0198706839

ISBN-13: 9780198706830

This quantity unearths how Apuleius' Metamorphoses - the one absolutely extant Roman novel and a vintage of worldwide literature - works as a section of literature, exploring its poetics and how during which questions of creation and reception are mirrored in its textual content. delivering a approximately linear interpreting of key passages, the amount develops an unique notion of Apuleius as an formidable 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, particularly, at the ways that Apuleius drew awareness to his success and brought the Greek ass tale to Roman literature. hence, the quantity additionally sheds new mild at the types and the literary and
intellectual capability of the style of the traditional novel.

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