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By Richard Fletcher

ISBN-10: 1107025478

ISBN-13: 9781107025479

ISBN-10: 1107659116

ISBN-13: 9781107659117

Apuleius of Madauros, writing within the latter half the second one century CE in Roman North Africa, is better identified to us at the present time for his Latin fiction, the Metamorphoses aka The Golden Ass, a few guy who became a donkey and again back. despite the fact that, he was once additionally a Platonic thinker, who, even if a lot of his writings are misplaced, wrote quite a number rhetorical and philosophical works which live on to at the present time. This publication examines those works to bare how Apuleius' Platonism is as a result his 'impersonation of philosophy', that's, a rhetorically strong methodological instrument that permits him to 'speak' on behalf of Plato and his philosophy. This booklet is the 1st exploration of the complete scope of his idiosyncratic model of Platonism throughout his multifarious literary corpus and is a tremendous contribution to the research of the dynamic among literature and philosophy in antiquity and beyond.

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