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Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Featured Book

Apuleius' Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction

by Stefan Tilg

This is a literary study of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, the only fully extant Roman novel and a classic of world literature. Its general aim is to show how the Metamorphoses works as a piece of literature, to explore its poetics, and the way in which questions of production and reception are reflected in its text. The individual chapters provide a roughly linear reading of related key passages and issues, starting from Apuleius’ Greek model and his prologue, and ending with his very last word. Along this trajectory, the book develops  ... Read more


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July 14, 2014

Donor Behaviour and the Future of Humanitarian Action

Global refugee numbers have risen dramatically - what is the future for humanitarian action in this dire scenario? Anne Hammerstad writes on this, and her book The Rise and Decline of a Global Security Actor.

July 10, 2014

John Calvin’s Prophetic Calling and the Memory

Dr. Jon Balserak on John Calvin and his self-conception, and his book John Calvin as Sixteenth-Century Prophet

July 4, 2014

OSO title wins Royal Historical Society award

Sean A. Eddie's Freedom's Price has won the Royal Historical Society's Gladstone Prize.