Golden Ass, The

Golden Ass, The:

see Apuleius, LuciusApuleius, Lucius
, c.124–c.170, Latin writer, satirist, rhetorician, b. Hippo (now Bône, Algeria). His narrative romance The Golden Ass or Metamorphoses is the only Latin work of fiction to survive in entirety.
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Golden Ass, The

Lucius, transformed into donkey, observes foibles of mankind. [Rom. Lit.: Benét, 44]
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Golden Ass, The

tale of Lucius and his asininity, with a number of bawdy episodes. [Rom. Lit.: Apuleius Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass in Magill I, 309]
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