The Golden Ass by Lucius Apuleius

The Golden Ass

byLucius Apuleius

Kobo ebook | May 21, 2016

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The story follows Lucius, a young man of good birth, as he disports himself in the cities and along the roads of Thessaly. This is a wonderful tale abounding in lusty incident, curious adventure and bawdy wit.
The Metamorphoses of Apuleius — which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass (Asinus aureus) — is the only Ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety.

The protagonist of the novel is called Lucius. At the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus, in ancient Algeria, the hometown of Apuleius himself. The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird, he is accidentally transformed into an ass. This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with in-set tales. He finally finds salvation through the intervention of the goddess Isis, whose cult he joins.

Title:The Golden AssFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:May 21, 2016Publisher:Lucius ApuleiusLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:6050442932

ISBN - 13:9786050442939

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