Apuleius Madaurensis. Metamorphoses. Book III: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Commentary: Groningen Commentary on Apuleius’ Metamorphoses Book III

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Abstract

Adventure, sex, magic, robbery, and dramatic declamatory displays play a central role in the plot of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses III. This volume completes the prestigious Groningen Commentaries on Apuleius series. It presents a new text of Metamorphoses III provided with an English translation and a full commentary, which covers literary, linguistic, textual, narratological, and socio-cultural matters. The introduction casts new light on many aspects of Apuleius’ novel, including its relationship with its lost Greek model, with the Greek love novels and with other genres (epic, poetry, declamation), Apuleius’ elaborate style, the narratological features of book III and its main themes. An appendix is devoted to the manuscript transmission of the Metamorphoses: it factors in new textual evidence gathered from the first examination of several recentiores since Oudendorp (1786) and Hildebrand (1842).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherBrill Academic Publishers
Number of pages389
Publication statusPublished - 23 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameGroningen Commentaries on Apuleius
PublisherBrill

Keywords

  • Apuleius
  • Metamorphoses
  • Ancient Novel
  • Latin language and literature
  • literary criticism
  • textual criticism
  • rhetoric
  • declamation
  • Platonism
  • magic

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