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Apulei Metamorphoseon Libri Xi

ISBN : 9780199277025

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¥7,304
Author: 
Maaike Zimmerman
Pages
352 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
159 x 196 mm
Pub date
Sep 2012
Series
Oxford Classical Texts
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Zimmerman presents a new edition of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, also known as Asinus Aureus ('The Golden Ass'), which was written in the second century AD and is the only ancient Latin novel to survive in its entirety. It tells the tale of a young man who, by magic, is changed into an ass. However, before he is able to regain his human form through the grace of the goddess Isis, the lively narrative describes his bawdy adventures and narrow escapes from danger and threats of death. One of the most influential novels in Western literature, it has inspired writers since the early Italian humanists, and continues to do so. Based on the latest research into the manuscript tradition, Zimmerman's edition traces the text's appearance since the eleventh-century manuscript Laurentianus 68.2 to a number of younger manuscripts. This is explained in the English preface, which also points to the importance of some of the earliest printed editions. In establishing her new text edition, Zimmerman has built on important recent research on the language and style of the literary artist Apuleius.

Index: 

PREFACE
BIBLIGRAPHY
CONSPECTUS EDITIONUM
CONSPECTUS STUDIORUM
STEMMA
SIGLA
LIBER I
LIBER II
LIBER III
LIBER IV
LIBER V
LIBER VI
LIBER VII
LIBER VIII
LIBER IX
LIBER X
LIBER X
INDEX NOMINUM

About the author: 

Maaike Zimmerman is a retired university teacher and researcher in classics at the University of Groningen. She was the leader of 'Groningen Commentaries on Apuleius' research project from 1992 to 2004. Her publications include articles on ancient narrative texts and a commentary on Apuleius' Metamorphoses Book X.

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