American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Apuleius, Lucius fl. second century A.D. Roman Neo-Platonist philosopher and satirist whose best-known work is The Golden Ass.
- n. An ancient Platonist and a Sophist.
“The romance of Apuleius is as full of devotion as of satire.”
“Lucian, call Apuleius, call Homer, whose story of the companions of”
“The Golden Ass | Be it romantic dalliances with his family's slaves or entanglement in a plethora of occult rituals, Apuleius' main character also called Lucius was often found throwing caution to the wind...so much so that at one point he was transformed into a donkey, only to be changed back into a human by the goddess Isis near the story's conclusion.”
“However, according to fairytale scholar Jack Zipes the bare bones of the story lie in the myth of Cupid and Psyche, published by Apuleius some 1600 years earlier.”
“In later Greek Mythol., personified as the beloved of Eros (Cupid or Love), and represented in works of art as having butterfly wings, or as a butterfly; known in literature as the heroine of the story related in the Golden Ass of Apuleius.”
“Trish, the best-known version of this myth can be found in the Roman novel The Golden Ass by Lucius Apuleius.”
“There are similar allegories that were written around the same time, for example Apuleius' novel.”
“If Apuleius was writing a history, we would approach the story of Lucius very differently.”
“Many of our best classical texts have come down to us from these monastic scriptoria of the ninth century; practically all extant Latin poetry except Catullus, Tibullus, and Propertius, and nearly all extant Latin prose except Varro, Tacitus, and Apuleius, were preserved for us by the monks of the Carolingian age.”
“‘Apuleius on one and the same day at Oea gave three slaves their freedom.’”
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