Apuleius: Cupid And Psyche by ApuleiusApuleius: Cupid And Psyche by Apuleius

Apuleius: Cupid And Psyche

byApuleiusEditorE. J. Kenney

Paperback | February 22, 1991

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The story of Cupid and Psyche is part of The Golden Ass or Metamorphoses, a Latin novel by Apuleius (second century A.D.). It is both a charming fairytale and an allegory of the search of the Soul for happiness and fulfillment. This edition, the first with a full commentary in English to appear for eighty years, comprises a Latin text with facing translation, making the edition more accessible to students of comparative literature. An introduction and a commentary provide help with interpretation and up-to-date guidance to scholarship in the field.
Apuleius, of African birth, was educated in Carthage and Athens. His most famous work, The Golden Ass (c.150), is the tale of a young philosopher who transformed himself not into a bird as he had expected, but into an ass. After many adventures he was rescued by the goddess Isis. The episode of "Cupid and Psyche," told with consummate ...
Title:Apuleius: Cupid And PsycheFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 7.32 × 4.84 × 0.59 inPublished:February 22, 1991Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521278139

ISBN - 13:9780521278133


Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations and references; Introduction; 1. The author; 2. The book; 3. The 'meaning' of the Metamorphoses; 4. The story of Cupid and Psyche; 5. Style and language; 6. The text; Commentary; Indexes.

Editorial Reviews

"The entire work exhibits the precision and thoroughness that we expect in Kenney's scholarship....Kenney's Cupid and Psyche is a virtuosic performance and marks an auspicious beginning to the new Imperial Library from Cambridge University Press." James R. Bradley, New England Classical Journal and Newsletter