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Apuleius' Metamorphoses

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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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