By Ahuvia Kahane, Andrew Laird
The Prologue of Apuleius' leading edge novel, the Metamorphoses (or Golden Ass), has captivated readers and students from the Renaissance to the current day. This quantity incorporates a new textual content and translation of the Prologue and quite a lot of essays which spotlight its value for college kids of Classical literature and glossy literary thought.
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