Journals Higher Education



Published: 16 March 2000

296 Pages

ISBN: 9780198140535

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A Latin Sophist

S. J. Harrison

This book provides the first general account of the works of the Latin writer Apuleius, most famous for his great novel the Metamorphoses or Golden Ass. Living in second-century North Africa, Apuleius was more than an author; he was an orator and professional intellectual, Platonist philosopher, extraordinary stylist, relentless self-promoter, as well as a versatile author of a remarkably diverse body of other work, much of which is lost to us.