The Golden Ass, Or, Metamorphoses
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The misadventures a man who is magically transformed into a donkey. This ancient novel is humorous and often bawdy, while depicting social and religious life in the provinces under Roman rule. It includes is the famous story of Cupid and Psyche. (120–180 A.D.?)
Join the discussion on Oct. 19, 2014. Apuleius' unique, entertaining and thoroughly readable novel is the only work of fiction in Latin surviving from antiquity. Transformed into an ass due to his curiosity about sex and magic, the hero Lucius, a Roman aristocrat, suffers many trials and humiliat... Read More »
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