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Published: 03 February 2008

520 Pages

5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199217861

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The Protean Ass

The Metamorphoses of Apuleius from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Robert H.F. Carver

Oxford Classical Monographs

A full account of the reception of the second-century prose fiction The Golden Ass (or Metamorphoses) of Apuleius, which has intrigued readers as diverse as St Augustine, Petrarch, Boccaccio, Sidney, Spenser, Shakespeare, and Milton. Robert H. F. Carver traces readers' responses to the novel from the third to the seventeenth centuries.