The Golden Asse

The Golden Asse

Lavish hardcover reproduction of the ancient world's only surviving novel reprints a 1923 edition with William Adlington's highly readable 16th-century translation, eight color plates, and numerous black-and-white images by Jean de ...

Author: Lucius Apuleius

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9781606600931

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Lavish hardcover reproduction of the ancient world's only surviving novel reprints a 1923 edition with William Adlington's highly readable 16th-century translation, eight color plates, and numerous black-and-white images by Jean de Bosschère.
Categories: Fiction

THE GOLDEN ASS

THE GOLDEN ASS

"The Golden Ass" or "The Metamorphoses" is the only Latin novel by Apuleius to survive in its entirety. Adapted from an earlier Greek story, "The Golden Ass" tells of the adventures of Lucius, a young man who is obsessed with magic.

Author: Lucius Apuleius

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 9788027235322

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"The Golden Ass" or "The Metamorphoses" is the only Latin novel by Apuleius to survive in its entirety. Adapted from an earlier Greek story, "The Golden Ass" tells of the adventures of Lucius, a young man who is obsessed with magic. In attempting to perform a spell, Lucius inadvertently transforms himself into an ass. His long and arduous journey is ornately illustrated by Apuleius' witty, imaginative, and often explicit language, in a series of subplots that carry the reader through to Lucius' salvation by the goddess Isis. These include the stories of Cupid and Psyche, Aristomenes, Thelyphron and others. The novel reflects Apuleius' own fascination with magic and the occult, and although comical at times, contains very serious messages about impiety towards the gods, and the risks of tampering with the supernatural. Apuleius (c. 125-c. 180) was a student of Platonist philosophy and Latin prose writer.
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The Golden Asse

The Golden Asse

The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius "Africanus" Translated by William Adlington The Metamorphoses of Apuleius--which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus--is the only ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its ...

Author: Lucius Apuleius

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979577471

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Page: 108

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The Golden Asse by Lucius Apuleius "Africanus" Translated by William Adlington The Metamorphoses of Apuleius--which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus--is the only ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety. The prologue establishes an audience and a speaker, who defines himself by location, education, and occupation. The narrator journeys to Thessaly on business. On the way, he runs into Aristomenes and an unnamed traveler. The unnamed traveler refuses to believe Aristomenes' story. The narrator scolds the unnamed traveler and tells a short story about a sword swallower. He promises Aristomenes a free lunch if he will retell his tale. The narrator believes Aristomenes' tale and becomes more eager to learn about magic. The narrator arrives at Hypata, where he stays with Milo, a family friend and miser, and his wife Pamphile. Photis, Milo's servant, takes the narrator to the baths, after which the narrator goes to the marketplace. There, he buys some fish and runs into his old friend Pytheas, who is now a magistrate. Pytheas reveals the narrator's name as Lucius. Pytheas says that Lucius overpaid for the fish and humiliates the fish-monger by trampling on the fish. Lucius returns to Milo's house, hungry and empty-handed. Milo asks Lucius about his life, his friends, and his wanderings. Lucius goes to sleep hungry.
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The Golden Asse of Lucius Apuleius

The Golden Asse of Lucius Apuleius

The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general.

Author: William Adlington

Publisher: Hanlins Press

ISBN: 9781408633731

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable a form as possible. Everything in the way of the history and habits of fish has been studiously avoided, and technicalities have been used as sparingly as possible. The writing of this book has afforded him pleasure in his leisure moments, and that pleasure would be much increased if he knew that the perusal of it would create any bond of sympathy between himself and the angling community in general. This section is interleaved with blank shects for the readers notes. The Author need hardly say that any suggestions addressed to the case of the publishers, will meet with consideration in a future edition. We do not pretend to write or enlarge upon a new subject. Much has been said and written-and well said and written too on the art of fishing but loch-fishing has been rather looked upon as a second-rate performance, and to dispel this idea is one of the objects for which this present treatise has been written. Far be it from us to say anything against fishing, lawfully practised in any form but many pent up in our large towns will bear us out when me say that, on the whole, a days loch-fishing is the most convenient. One great matter is, that the loch-fisher is depend- ent on nothing but enough wind to curl the water, -and on a large loch it is very seldom that a dead calm prevails all day, -and can make his arrangements for a day, weeks beforehand whereas the stream- fisher is dependent for a good take on the state of the water and however pleasant and easy it may be for one living near the banks of a good trout stream or river, it is quite another matter to arrange for a days river-fishing, if one is looking forward to a holiday at a date some weeks ahead. Providence may favour the expectant angler with a good day, and the water in order but experience has taught most of us that the good days are in the minority, and that, as is the case with our rapid running streams, -such as many of our northern streams are, -the water is either too large or too small, unless, as previously remarked, you live near at hand, and can catch it at its best. A common belief in regard to loch-fishing is, that the tyro and the experienced angler have nearly the same chance in fishing, -the one from the stern and the other from the bow of the same boat. Of all the absurd beliefs as to loch-fishing, this is one of the most absurd. Try it. Give the tyro either end of the boat he likes give him a cast of ally flies he may fancy, or even a cast similar to those which a crack may be using and if he catches one for every three the other has, he may consider himself very lucky. Of course there are lochs where the fish are not abundant, and a beginner may come across as many as an older fisher but we speak of lochs where there are fish to be caught, and where each has a fair chance. Again, it is said that the boatman has as much to do with catching trout in a loch as the angler. Well, we dont deny that. In an untried loch it is necessary to have the guidance of a good boatman but the same argument holds good as to stream-fishing...
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The Golden Ass

The Golden Ass

The story follows his literal and metaphorical journey, and was called by St Augustine The Golden Ass.

Author: Lucius Apuleius

Publisher: The Floating Press

ISBN: 9781775413547

Category: Fiction

Page: 239

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The Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius is the only complete Latin novel to have survived to this day. Lucius of Maudorus is insatiably curious about magic, but when he tries to magic himself into a bird, he transforms instead into a donkey. The story follows his literal and metaphorical journey, and was called by St Augustine The Golden Ass.
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The Golden Asse of Lucius Apuleius

The Golden Asse of Lucius Apuleius

Apuleius. 1 and delectable , whereby worthily they may be intituled , The Bookes of the ' Golden Asse , ' for the passing stile and matter therein . For what can be more acceptable than this Asse of Gold indeed .

Author: Apuleius

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ISBN: UOM:39015005711588

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The Golden Ass

The Golden Ass

Apuleius (c. 125-c. 180) was a student of Platonist philosophy and Latin prose writer who produced the novel "Metamorphoses", more popularly known as "The Golden Ass". This work is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety.

Author: Lucius Apuleius

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547388296

Category: Fiction

Page: 242

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Apuleius (c. 125-c. 180) was a student of Platonist philosophy and Latin prose writer who produced the novel "Metamorphoses", more popularly known as "The Golden Ass". This work is the only Latin novel to survive in its entirety. Adapted from an earlier Greek story, "The Golden Ass" tells of the adventures of Lucius, a young man who is obsessed with magic. In attempting to perform a spell, Lucius inadvertently transforms himself into an ass. His long and arduous journey is ornately illustrated by Apuleius' witty, imaginative, and often explicit language, in a series of subplots that carry the reader through to Lucius' salvation by the goddess Isis. These include the stories of Cupid and Psyche, Aristomenes, Thelyphron and others. The novel reflects Apuleius' own fascination with magic and the occult, and although comical at times, contains very serious messages about impiety towards the gods, and the risks of tampering with the supernatural.
Categories: Fiction

The Golden Asse

The Golden Asse

And in this feined jest of Lucius Apuleius is comprehended a figure of mans life, ministring most sweet and delectable matter, to such as shall be desirous to reade the same. The which if your honourable lordship shall accept ant take ...

Author: Apuleius

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547252498

Category: Fiction

Page: 209

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DigiCat Publishing presents to you this special edition of "The Golden Asse" by Apuleius. DigiCat Publishing considers every written word to be a legacy of humankind. Every DigiCat book has been carefully reproduced for republishing in a new modern format. The books are available in print, as well as ebooks. DigiCat hopes you will treat this work with the acknowledgment and passion it deserves as a classic of world literature.
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The Fortunes of Apuleius and the Golden Ass

The Fortunes of Apuleius and the Golden Ass

The work was presented in a handsome quarto volume with a title page that reads as follows : The xi Bookes of the Golden Asse , conteininge the Metamorphosie of Lucius Apuleius , enterlaced with sondrie pleasaunt and delectable Tales ...

Author: Julia Haig Gaisser

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691131368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 406

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Julia Haig Gaisser traces the transmission and reception of one of the most influential novels in Western literature - 'The Golden Ass'. The novel tells of a young man changed into an ass by magic and his bawdy adventures and narrow escapes before the goddess Iris changed him back again.
Categories: Literary Criticism