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Works: 1,725 works in 6,748 publications in 9 languages and 43,320 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fantasy fiction  Speeches  Mythological fiction  Romance fiction  Illustrated works  Glossaries, vocabularies, etc  Classification  Software 
Roles: Author, Translator, Other, Creator, Bibliographic antecedent, Honoree, Contributor, Dedicatee, Collector, Commentator
Classifications: PA6209.M3, 873.01
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Most widely held works about Apuleius
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Most widely held works by Apuleius
Amor and Psyche; the psychic development of the feminine; a commentary on the tale by Apuleius by Apuleius( Book )

202 editions published between 1787 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psyche searches for her mysterious husband, who has disappeared after Psyche discovers the truth of who he really is, and must battle the vengeful goddess Venus, who is jealous of Psyche's beauty
The golden ass by Apuleius( Book )

123 editions published between 1890 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With accuracy, wit, and intelligence, this remarkable new translation of The Golden Ass breathes new life into Apuleius's classic work. Sarah Ruden, a lyric poet as well as a highly respected translator, skillfully duplicates the verbal high jinks of Apuleius's ever-popular novel. It tells the story of Lucius, a curious and silly young man, who is turned into a donkey when he meddles with witchcraft. Doomed to wander from region to region and mistreated by a series of deporable owners, Lucius at last is restored to human form with the help of the goddess Isis. In a translation that is the most faithful and the most entertaining to date, Ruden reveals to modern readers the vivid, farcical ingenuity of Apuleius's style."--Inside jacket flap
The golden ass : being the Metamorphoses of Lucius Apuleius by Apuleius( Book )

58 editions published between 1910 and 1977 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Lucius, a Roman-named Greek youth of means and prominent family whose curiosity about magic gets him changed into a donkey
Metamorphoses by Apuleius( Book )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

APULEIUS, Lucius, religious philosopher and rhetorician, was born c. A.D. 125 at Madaura in N. Africa. Educated at Carthage and Athens, he travelled in Greece and Asia Minor, became an advocate in Rome, and later returned to Africa. When he married Pudentilla he vindicated himself against her parents' accusation that he practiced magic. The rest of his life he spent at Carthage writing and lecturing and performing priestly duties. Of his extant genuine works the Golden Ass (Metamorphoses) in eleven books is the most famous - a romance or novel (about a man who was turned into an ass) with episodes including the story of Cupid and Psyche. It is a fantastic medley of adventure, horror, humour and beauty, told in a style, simple yet full of subtle artifices and special effects, which fits the theme
Apologie - Florides by Apuleius( Book )

69 editions published between 1924 and 2002 in 5 languages and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Isis-book : (Metamorphoses, book XI) by Apuleius( Book )

12 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apulei Platonici Madaurensis Opera quae supersunt by Apuleius( Book )

75 editions published between 1905 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The golden asse of Lucius Apuleius by Apuleius( Book )

13 editions published between 1923 and 1931 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der goldene Esel by Apuleius( Book )

105 editions published between 1790 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Goldene Esel des Apuleius (ca. 125-170 n.Chr.) ist der einzige Roman in lateinischer Sprache, den wir vollständig besitzen, und einer der ältesten Texte seiner Art in der europäischen Literatur. Der Ich-Erzähler Lucius schildert die spannenden Abenteuer, die er, nach einer Liebesnacht in einen Esel verwandelt, auf einer Reise in Griechenland bis zu seiner Rückverwandlung erlebt. In seinen Bericht sind mehrere erotische Geschichten eingelegt, darunter der berühmte Mythos von Amor und Psyche. Als ein bedeutendes Werk der Weltliteratur hat der Roman seit Beginn der Neuzeit Erzählprosa und Kunst immer wieder stark beeinflusst
The golden ass, or, Metamorphoses by Apuleius( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... tells the tale of a certain Lucius, a young man who -- rather like his creator -- leads an itinerant life full of action and incident which ultimately lands him in trouble. His curiosity to discover the secrets of witchcraft (the biographical echoes continue) results in his metamorphosis into an ass. The novel then follows its unfortunate hero through a series of largely bruising, humiliating and hilarious exploits until he is restored to human form through the intervention of the goddess Isis."--Publisher's website
Apologia ; Florida ; De deo Socratis by Apuleius( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and Latin and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Apuleius, one of the great stylists of Latin literature, was born ca. 125 AD in Madauros to a politically prominent family and received an elite education in the provincial capital Carthage and at Athens, where he began a lifelong allegiance to Platonic philosophy. In the later 150s, he married Pudentilla of Oea, a wealthy widow, and seems to have enjoyed a distinguished public career in Africa and perhaps as an advocate in Rome. Although Apuleius is best known for his picaresque novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass (LCL 44, 453), he also wrote and declaimed on a wide variety of subjects. This edition contains the other surviving works of Apuleius that are considered genuine. Apologia is a speech in which Apuleius defends himself against in-laws who had accused him of having used sinister means, including magic, to induce Pudentilla to marry him. The Florida is a collection of twenty-three excerpts from speeches by Apuleius. De Deo Socratis (On Socrates' God) locates Socrates' invisible guide and protector (daimonion) within the more general concept of daimones as forces intermediary between gods and humans. This edition, new to the Loeb Classical Library, offers fresh translations and texts based on the best critical editions." -- Publisher's description
Metamorfosi, o, Asino d'oro by Apuleius( Book )

91 editions published between 1944 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Cupid and Psyche by Apuleius( Book )

36 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and Latin and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El asno de oro by Apuleius( Book )

102 editions published between 1837 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Este libro se halla en la tradición de las obras basadas en la transformación mágica de su protagonista y se conoce también con el título de La metamorfosis. Según algunos críticos, se trata de una narración juvenil de Apuleyo, pero otros opinan que fue compuesta en plena madurez, después de su proceso por magia. Es una fábula rica en episodios, muy movida y muy varia, sobre las inacabables desventuras del joven Lucio, que fue transformado en asno por error, y en vano buscaba las rosas que debía masticar para recobrar la forma humana
The works of Apuleius, comprising the Metamorphoses, or Golden ass, the God of Socrates, the Florida, and his Defence, or A discourse on magic by Apuleius( Book )

43 editions published between 1853 and 2013 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Florida by Apuleius( Book )

41 editions published between 1516 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excerpts from Apuleius' declamations given at Carthage in the 160's
Las metamorfosis, o, El asno de oro by Apuleius( Book )

96 editions published between 1890 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The tale of Cupid and Psyche by Apuleius( Book )

15 editions published between 1639 and 2012 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is Cupid and Psyche a romance, a folktale, a Platonic allegory of the nature of the soul, a Jungian tale of individuation, or an archetypal dream? This volume provides Joel Relihan's lively translation of this best known section of Apuleius' Golden Ass, some useful and illustrative parallels, and an engaging discussion of what to make of this classic story
De philosophia libri by Apuleius( Book )

27 editions published between 1908 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apuleius : rhetorical works by Apuleius( Book )

18 editions published between 1510 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These rhetorical texts by Apuleius, second-century Latin writer and author of the famous novel Metamorphoses or Golden Ass, have not been translated in English since 1909. They are some of the very few Latin speeches surviving from their period, and constitute important evidence for Latin and Roman North African social and intellectual culture in the second century A.D. They are the work of a talented writer who is being increasingly viewed as the major literary artist of his time in Latin." "The Apologia, Apuleius' self-defence against a charge of magic delivered in North Africa in A.D. 158-9, has been well described as 'a masterpiece of the Second Sophistic'. It is a brilliant, lively, and colourful piece and is the only Latin forensic oration preserved from the second century A.D., providing important evidence for contemporary North African life." "The Florida ('flowery pieces') is a collection of excerpts deriving from an earlier anthology of Apuleian speeches, most apparently delivered at Carthage in the 160s A.D. As a whole, these passages offer a unique view of the rhetorical practice of a performing intellectual in Latin in the second century A.D. They also give important information on civic life in Carthage through their treatment of proconsuls and the local senate." "The De Deo Socratis, probably also from the 160s, is an oration in the form of a popular philosophical lecture on the 'god' of Socrates, the inner voice which, according to Plato, advised him. This is the only surviving sophistic declamation in Latin. The material is treated brilliantly by Apuleius, being much ornamented with poetic quotation and rhetorical and stylistic pyrotechnics."--Jacket
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