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Metamorphosis or Golden Ass of Apuleius

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The Metamorphosis or Golden Ass of Apuleius is a classic novel written by Thomas Taylor. The book is a translation of the original Latin work by Apuleius, a Roman writer from the 2nd century AD. The novel follows the story of Lucius, a young man who is transformed into a donkey after meddling with magic. Lucius then embarks on a series of adventures, encountering various characters and experiencing different forms of transformation. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about life, love, and the consequences of his actions. The book is a masterpiece of ancient literature, blending elements of comedy, romance, and philosophy to create a timeless tale that has captivated readers for centuries. Taylor's translation is widely regarded as one of the best, capturing the humor and wit of the original text while making it accessible to modern readers. The Metamorphosis or Golden Ass of Apuleius is a must-read for anyone interested in classical literature or the history of storytelling.Thomas Taylor's books are highly sought after because of his remarkable ability to translate seeming obscure texts into understandable gems of light. �������Apuleius, the celebrated author of the following works, is undoubtedly the greatest of the ancient Latin Platonists. He is not to be classed among the chief of the disciples of Plato, yet he will always maintain a very distinguished rank among those who have delivered to us the more accessible parts of that philosophy with consummate eloquence. The most important parts of the Metamorphosis, I feel, are the fable of Cupid and Psyche, and the eleventh book, in which Apuleius gives an account of his being initiated in the mysteries of Isis and Osiris. I call these the most important parts, because in the former, it appears to me, the very ancient dogma of the pre-existence of the human soul, its lapse from the intelligible world to the earth, and its return from thence to its pristine state of felicity, are most accurately and beautifully adumbrated.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.
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    • SKU: 9781564590237
    • Manufacturer: Kessinger Pub Llc
    • ISBN 13: 9781564590237
    • ISBN 10: 1564590232
    • Language of Text: English
    • Publication Date: 01/01/1992
    • Format: Paperback
    • Page Count: 432
    • Width: 7.88 inches
    • Height: 0.93 inches
    • Length: 10.42 inches
    • Weight: 0.12 pounds

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