Item description for The Greek World of Apuleius: Apuleius and the Second Sophistic by Gerald N. Sandy...
The first three chapters of this book elucidate the scholastic goals of both classical cultures during the Roman Imperial period. Apuleius' works share the stage in these chapters with representatives of the second-century Greek cultural paradigm. They define patterns of discourse and fit selected examples of analogous Apuleian strategies into the broader cultural framework. Subsequent chapters focus closely on the complete Apuleian corpus under the general headings of Apuleius in the roles of orator, philosopher and novelist. Two of Apuleius' philosophical works and his novel the Golden Ass provide an unparalleled opportunity to analyze the methods of translation and adaptation employed by the major Latin writer of the second half of the second century.
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Studio: Brill Academic Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 6.75" Height: 10" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 1997
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004108211 ISBN13 9789004108219
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More About Gerald N. Sandy
Sandy has published extensively on the ancient novel Latin and Greek literature. He is Professor of Classics at the University of British Columbia.
Gerald N. Sandy currently resides in British Columbia.