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By Richard Fletcher

Apuleius of Madauros, writing within the latter 1/2 the second one century CE in Roman North Africa, is healthier recognized to us this day for his Latin fiction, the Metamorphoses aka The Golden Ass, a couple of guy who became a donkey and again back. in spite of the fact that, he used to be additionally a Platonic thinker, who, even supposing a lot of his writings are misplaced, wrote a number of rhetorical and philosophical works which continue to exist to at the present time. This e-book examines those works to bare how Apuleius' Platonism is as a result of the his 'impersonation of philosophy', that's, a rhetorically robust methodological device that enables him to 'speak' on behalf of Plato and his philosophy. This publication is the 1st exploration of the complete scope of his idiosyncratic model of Platonism throughout his multifarious literary corpus and is an immense contribution to the learn of the dynamic among literature and philosophy in antiquity and beyond.

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