Apuleius: Cupid and Psyche
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Apuleius: Cupid and Psyche by Apuleius
Book DescriptionApuleius' story of Cupid and Psyche, the relationship of the human Soul with divine Love, is one of the great allegories of world literature. It forms an integral part of and profoundly illuminates the message of his novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass, which relates the adventures of a young man and his spiritual fall and redemption. To enrich and deepen his basic plot, the origins of which are obscure, Apuleius has combined poetic sources, Platonic philosophy and popular iconography in an unprecedented tour de force of literary creation. This edition sensitively elucidates the subtle art with which this transformation has been accomplished, and comprehensively illustrates both Apuleius' inventive handling of his various models and sources and the exuberant and idiosyncratic Latinity with forms the vehicle for it. It places in a fresh light the results of recent work on the ancient Novel and on Apuleius himself, and offers a stimulating, occasionally provocative, reading of his much-discussed text. The Latin is accompanied by a facing English translation, making the edition more accessible to students of comparative literature as well as to classicists.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521278133
(186mm x 123mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Dec-1990
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Apuleius
Golden Ass, Paperback (October 2013)
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 deplorable owners, Lucius at last is restored to human form with the help of the goddess Isis.
Tale of Cupid and Psyche, Paperback (March 2009)
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 book provides a translation of this best known section of "Apuleius' Golden Ass".
Apuleius' Metamorphoses, Hardback (March 2009)
This book contains selections from Apuleius' famous and entertaining novel, The Metamorphoses, aimed at intermediate Latin students.
Apuleius, Hardback (September 2001)» View all books by Apuleius
These rhetorical texts by Apuleius, second-century Latin writer and author of the famous novel 'Metamorphoses' or 'Golden Ass', have not been translated into English since 1909. They are some of the very few Latin speeches surviving from their century.
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