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Metamorphoses, I: Books I-VI (Loeb Classical Library)

Metamorphoses, I: Books I-VI (Loeb Classical Library)
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Description: In the Metamorphoses of Apuleius, also known as The Golden Ass, we have the only Latin novel which survives entire. It is truly enchanting: a delightful romance combining realism and magic. The hero, Lucius, eager to experience the sensations of a bird, resorts to witchcraft but by an unfortunate pharmaceutical error finds himself transformed into an ass. He knows he can revert to his own body by eating rose-petals, but these prove singularly elusive; and the bulk of the work describes his adventures as an animal. He also retails many stories that he overheard, the most charming being that of Cupid and Psyche (beginning, in t ... (more)
Manufacturer: Harvard University Press
Release date: 14 December 1915
ISBN-10 : 0674990498 | ISBN-13: 9780674990494
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