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Apuleius’ Metamorphoses: A Study in Roman Fiction

Stefan Tilg


This is a literary study of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses, the only fully extant Roman novel and a classic of world literature. Its general aim is to show how the Metamorphoses works as a piece of literature, to explore its poetics, and the way in which questions of production and reception are reflected in its text. The individual chapters provide a roughly linear reading of related key passages and issues, starting from Apuleius’ Greek model and his prologue, and ending with his very last word. Along this trajectory, the book develops an original idea of Apuleius as an ambitious writer led by the ... More

Keywords: Apuleius, Metamorphoses, ancient novel, Roman novel, poetics, Platonism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198706830
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198706830.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stefan Tilg, author
Director, Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies