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The Golden Ass is a classic book filled with adventure, suspense, and humor. The story follows the misadventures of Lucius, an innovative young nobleman who travels to the Greek town of Hypata, well known for its witches.­He is changed into a donkey and is constantly frustrated in his attempt to procure the remedy to his assness. Please Note: This book is easy to read in true text, not scanned images that can sometimes be difficult to decipher. The Microsoft eBook has a contents page linked to the chapter headings for easy navigation. The Adobe eBook has bookmarks at chapter headings and is printable up to two full copies per year. Both versions are text searchable.

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To the Right Honourable and Mighty Lord, THOMAS EARLE OF SUSSEX, Viscount Fitzwalter, Lord of Egremont and of Burnell, Knight of the most noble Order of the Garter, Iustice of the forrests and Chases from Trent Southward; Captain of the Gentleman Pensioners of the House of the QUEENE our Soveraigne Lady.

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Written towards the end of the second century AD, The Golden Ass tells the story of the many adventures of a young man whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to be transformed into a donkey. The bewitched Lucius passes from owner to owner - encountering a desperate gang of robbers and being forced to perform lewd 'human' tricks on stage - until the Goddess Isis finally breaks the spell and Lucius is initiated into her cult. Apuleius' enchanting story has inspired generations of writers such as Boccaccio, Shakespeare, Cervantes and Keats with its dazzling combination of allegory, satire, bawdiness and sheer exuberance, and remains the most continuously and accessibly amusing book to have survived from Classical antiquity.

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Author: ApuleiusPublisher: Apud Ant. Aug. RenouardYear published: 1796Book contributor: Harvard UniversityLanguage: Latin2 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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Apuleius was a Latin prose writer. He as Numidian Berber, from Madaurus(now M'Daourouch, Algeria). He studied Platonist philosophy in Athens; travelled to Italy, Asia Minor and Egypt; and was an initiate in several cults or mysteries. The most famous incident in his life was when he was accused of using magic to gain the attentions (and fortune) of a wealthy widow. He declaimed and then distributed a witty tour de force in his own defense before the proconsul and a court of magistrates convened in Sabratha, near Tripoli. This is known as the Apologia. - wikipedia

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Author: ApuleiusPublisher: GarnierYear published: 1891Book contributor: Harvard UniversityLanguage: French1 downloads in the last monthDownload Ebook: (PDF) (EPUB)

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The Most Pleasant and Delectable Tale of The Marriage of Cupid and Psyche By Apuleius Lucius Apuleius (c. AD 123-­c. AD 180), was a Romanised Berber who is best remembered for his bawdy picaresque Latin novel The Golden Ass, otherwise known as the Metamorphoses. It is the only Latin novel which has survived in its entirety, and is an imaginative, irreverent, and amusing work which relates the ludicrous adventures of one Lucius, who experiments in magic and is accidentally turned into an ass. In this guise he hears and sees many unusual things, until escaping from his predicament in a rather unexpected way. Within this frame story are found multiple digressions, the longest among them being the well-­known tale of Cupid and Psyche. Apuleius' first work, the Apologia (A Discourse on Magic) was written in his own defence after being accused of using magic to gain the attentions (and fortune) of the wealthy widow he married. Other works include On the God of Socrates, Florida, On Plato . . .

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Lucius Apuleius (125?-­180) was a writer in the second century A D. His subject matter covered such topics as medicine, philosophy, and poetry. The Golden Ass or Transformation is a collection of tales. This early work is an allegory written in the first person. This picaresque romance concerns the metamorphosis of the hero into an ass. Lucius tries to become a member of a cult but gets transformed into an ass instead. The Golden Ass is possibly the first novel written. Apuleius is a master of imagery and poetic prose. The beauty of this book is well worth the challenge involved in sifting through its many layers.

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