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  Apuleius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apuleius should not be confused with Lucius Appuleius Saturninus, a Roman demagogue.
Apuleius studied with a master at Carthage and later at Athens, where he studied Platonic philosophy among other subjects.
But Apuleius need not have been a worshiper of Isis to know the details he provides, and this work is more likely to belong to a sub-genre of stories involving rescue by Isis.
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 The Tazzla Institute - Apuleius of Madaurus
Apuleius of Madaurus wrote in the language of the Roman conquerors of North Africa.
Apuleius was strictly a citizen of Rome due to the fact that his ancestral land was then a Roman colony, and Roman citizenship had been granted to the inhabitants of the colony of Madauros.
Apuleius was born around 124 AD in Madauros, a Roman colony in the south of Numidia, which was situated in an area now located near modern Mdaourouch in Algeria, and he died some time after 180 AD in or around Carthage.
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 APULEIUS - B. Slade
Apuleius had spent most of his patrimony on his travels and studies or gifts to teachers and friends—and he was a philosopher—so he decided upon marrying the widow.
However, Pudentilla was stubborn and persisted in her resolution to marry Apuleius, regardless of the protests of her son and his father-in-law.
Apuleius seems to have been relatively unconcerned about the issue, and flung himself with great enthusiasm into the trial, which allowed him fantastic opportunities for showing off his wit, rhetoric and erudition.
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 Apuleius metamorphoses biblio
Frangoulidis, "Vergil's tale of the Trojan horse in Apuleius' robber-tale of Thrasyleon," PP 46 (1991) 95-111.
McCreight,, "Sacrificial Ritual in Apuleius' Metamorphoses," GCN 5 (1993) 31-61.
Murgatroyd, "Embedded narrative in Apuleius' Metamorphoses 1.9-10," MH 58 (2001) 40-46.
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Apuleius in libro Ludicrorum: 'sed fuisti quondam Athenis parcus atque abstemius'
Furthermore, Apuleius' defense of the poems, negative as it is, involves a great number of Greek and Roman poets and philosophers, which produces the special effect of ranging Apuleius among them.
Significantly, Apuleius does not even digress on the polished, urbane style of the poems, which are crammed with literary allusions, neologisms and archaic words.
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 Encyclopedia: Apuleius
The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius, referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus) by Augustine, is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety.
He was born in Madaurus (now Mdaourouch, Algeria), a Roman colony in Numidia on the border with Gaetulia; this is the same colonia where Saint Augustine later received part of his early education, and, though located well away from the Romanized coast, is today the site of some pristine Roman ruins.
Apuleius probably used an earlier folk-tale as the basis for his story...
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Apuleius celebrates the sensual aspects of life and his vivacious descriptions of erotic scenes illustrate his possession of the 'cavalier-poet' virtue of living life to the fullest, both the pleasurable and the painful.
At the centre of Apuleius's interweaving of tales is that of 'Cupid and Psyche'.
It is probable that Apuleius met with Christians and Christian-missionary texts whilst in Rome, one such apology by Marcianus Aristides is a nasty attack on Isiac religion (Isis-worship).
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 Apuleius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lucius Apuleius (ca 123/5 CE - ca 180 CE), an utterly Romanized Berber who described himself as "half-Numidian half-Gaetulian", is remembered most for his bawdy picaresque Latin novel the Metamorphoses, better known as The Golden Ass.
He was born in Madaurus, a Roman colony in Numidia on the border with Gaetulia, now the town of Mdaourouch, Algeria, a district well away from the Romanized coast, but where some pristine Roman ruins remain.
After being accused of using magic to gain the attentions (and fortune) of a widow, he declaimed and then distributed a witty tour de force in his own defense before the proconsul and a court of magistrates convened in Sabratha, near Tripoli, the Apologia (A Discourse on Magic).
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 Catamites   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apuleius takes great care to note his disgust at being in their care; he is concerned not only about their sexuality and its violation of gender norms, but also as an extension of their perversion, is afraid that they might use him sexually, committing acts of bestiality.
Apuleius also speaks derisively of the make up that the catamitic priests wear when they go out (8:27); such a feminine pursuit is at odds with what a typical Roman male should be concerned with.
Lastly, Apuleius’ account of the catamite orgy with the young man and their subsequent exile from the town evidence his general disregard for the priests, which is inextricably tied to their gender violations and the power hierarchy that they challenge.
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Apuleius is thereby able to reroute his own writings from the prosecution's hoard of evidence into his own growing collection of counterproofs.
Apuleius, as he did during the discussion of his poetry, refers with scorn to the manner in which his opponents both read and interpreted this letter.
Apuleius deals with this text similarly to how he handles his poems in that he castigates his opponents for their horrible reading of the text.
www.georgetown.edu /faculty/jod/apuleius/murad.apulart.html   (3599 words)

The Church Father's discussion of Apuleius must of course be considered in the context of the general aims of De Civitate Dei.
Apuleius, for his part, who was a great lover of such arguments, might well have been amused by Augustine's reasoning.
It is quite clear that according to Apuleius this highest species of daemones[38] functions as a 'conscience' and promotes the good; it must be honored with purity and justice, after the shining example of Socrates.
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 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Apuleius
Apuleius, Lucius (125?-200?), Roman philosopher and writer, born in Madaurus, Numidia (now Algeria).
According to legend, Cupid, the ancient Roman god of love (his Greek counterpart was Eros), and the princess Psyche fell in love.
The Golden Ass, written by 2nd-century Roman philosopher and writer Lucius Apuleius, recounts the misadventures of Lucius, a man whose curiosity...
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 Apuleius of Madauros
When Apuleius had completed his stay in Athens, about 156 CE, and was on his way to visit Alexandria, he was introduced to Pudentilla, a wealthy widow somewhat older than himself, and they married.
Apuleius was a very sophisticated rhetorician and he toys with his reader.
Apuleius was not an important philosophical innovator, but his philosophy is typical of the Platonism that was taught in his time.
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 Apuleius - Penguin Group (USA) Authors - Penguin Group (USA)
Apuleius was born about AD 125 in Madaura or Madauros (moden Mdaurusch), a Roman colony in the North African province of Numidia.
For his education Apuleius was sent first to Carthage, the capital of roman North Africa, and then to Athens.
This was at the instance of one of her sons, whome he had known at Rome; but other members of her family objected and prosecuted Apuleius on various charges, principally that of winning Pudentilla's affections by magic.
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 00-38san   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The chief strength of The Greek World of Apuleius is its provision of a broad and valuable overview of Apuleian background and intellectual milieu rather than the depth of its analyses of Apuleian texts; it is also conveniently accessible to the non-Latinate reader through its frequent translations.
23 'was Apuleius an alumnus of the Platonic Academy in Athens?' seems not to confront the arguments of Glucker (though the reference is cited in the bibliography)[[4]] that the Academy was virtually non-functional in that period (cf.
The sophistic connections of Apuleius' didactic streak and interest in improvisation are rightly stressed; in tune with Sandy's general approach, Apuleius' tendency to deviation and divergence from the point in hand is seen as part of imperial/rhetorical decline (p.
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 Lucius Apuleius Biography / Biography of Lucius Apuleius Main Biography
Apuleius was born sometime around the year 124 in the city of Madaura (near modern Mdaourouch in Algeria) in the Roman province of Numidia, during the reign of Hadrian.
Apuleius admitted spending nearly all of his inheritance on his twin passions: travel and study.
Apuleius continued his studies of literature, grammar, rhetoric, and philo.....
www.bookrags.com /biography-lucius-apuleius   (232 words)

 APULEIUS, LUCIUS - Online Information article about APULEIUS, LUCIUS
Psyche is the most celebrated, and altering the denouement to suit the religious revival of which he was an apostle.
Nothing, indeed, is more characteristic of Apuleius than his versatility, unless it be his ostentation and self-confidence in the display of it.
character of Apuleius, as delineated by himself, is attractive; he appears vehement and passionate, but devoid of rancour; enterprising, munificent, genial and an enthusiast for the beautiful and good.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /APO_ARN/APULEIUS_LUCIUS.html   (1281 words)

 Encyclopaedia Britannica: Apuleius, Lucius
Apuleius, who was educated at Carthage and Athens, traveled in the Mediterranean region and became interested in contemporary religious initiation rites, among them the ceremonies associated with worship of the Egyptian goddess Isis.
It is particularly valuable for its description of the ancient religious mysteries, and Lucius' restoration from animal to human shape, with the aid of Isis, and his acceptance into her priesthood suggests that Apuleius himself had been initiated into that cult.
Apuleius asserts that he wrote a number of poems and works on natural history, but these works are lost.
www-rcf.usc.edu /~sbriggs/Britannica/apuleius.htm   (484 words)

 Apuleius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lucius Apuleius (ca 123/5 CE - ca 180 CE), an utterly Romanized Berber, is remembered most for his bawdy picaresque Latin novel the Metamorphoses, better known as The Golden Ass.
He was born in Madaurus, a Roman colony in Numidia on the border with Gaetulia, now the Algerian town of Mdaourouch, Algeria, a district well away from the Romanized coast, but where some pristine Roman ruins remain.
After being initiated as a worshipper of Isis, he went to Rome to study Latin oratory.
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 AllRefer.com - Lucius Apuleius (Classical Literature, Biography) - Encyclopedia
The Golden Ass has been tremendously popular, influencing strongly the history of the novel, e.g., the works of Boccaccio, Cervantes, Fielding, and Smollett.
Other works by Apuleius include The Apology or On Magic, his defense in a suit brought by his wife's family for gaining her affections by magic; Florida, an anthology of his works; and On the God of Socrates, On the Philosophy of Plato, and On the World, philosophical treatises.
See J. Tatum, Apuleius and the Golden Ass (1979).
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 Apuleius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lucius Apuleius lived and wrote in Latin in Romanized North Africa around the middle of the 2 nd c.
A.D. He was well versed in the popular Greek writing of the time, and shows in all his prose a strong interest in the supernatural, in Eastern religions, and in magic.
The Metamorphoses often referred to as The Golden Ass, is written in a Grecizing style, with fairly involved syntax, couched in a large vocabulary.
community.middlebury.edu /~harris/LatinAuthors/Apuleius.html   (314 words)

 Scholia Reviews ns 14   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The book will be of great use to students of imperial rhetoric and literary history and of special interest to students of Apuleius himself.
Hunink notes that here Helm retains the unusual spelling, but he maintains that since everywhere else Apuleius writes philosophus and philosophia, the reading of F must be due to scribal error.
This fragment probably serves as an introduction to a discussion of Apuleius's rivals, and Apuleius is fond of Tiervergleich (not restricted to birds) in such instances (see, for example, Apol.
www.classics.und.ac.za /reviews/05-15Hun.htm   (2422 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: The Golden Ass (Penguin Classics)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Lucius Apuleius was one of the main representatives of North African Platonism during the second century (AD).
Apuleius is best known for his remarkable collection of tales, The Golden Ass or Transformations.
Apuleius' use of allegory, his exceptional talent for imagery, and his rhythmic and often poetic prose, make this text a challenge and a joy to read at the same time.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0140435905?v=glance   (645 words)

The fragment forms one long comparison: ‘Apuleius’ argues that it is his duty to deliver a speech, no less than he would have to call a halt to his journey on religious grounds when coming across a spot marked by devotional symbols.
The interest of Apuleius in pagan religion is well attested,[12] and so the fragment may be said to be fully in accordance with the general image of Apuleius as it can be formed on the basis of his other works.
Meanwhile, a closer reading of the whole piece shows that Apuleius is postponing his definite praise until the city has actually erected the statue for which a place has already been alotted, and perhaps he is even asking for a second statue.
www.let.kun.nl /V.Hunink/documents/apuleius_persona.htm   (4503 words)

 The Greek World of Apuleius   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Apuleius' works share the stage in these chapters with representatives of the second-century Greek cultural paradigm.
Subsequent chapters focus closely on the complete Apuleian corpus under the general headings of Apuleius in the roles of orator, philosopher and novelist.
Two of Apuleius' philosophical works and his novel the Golden Ass provide an unparalleled opportunity to analyze the methods of translation and adaptation employed by the major Latin writer of the second half of the second century.
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