Some tout this as a "great" book. I find it gross. Lewd, nude and crude with a primitive if any morality, I can't figure why anyone would consider it "great" other than a great disappointment. Apuleius, of African birth, was educated in Carthage and Athens. His most famous work, The Golden Ass c. After many adventures he was rescued by the goddess Isis.
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The narrator, Lucius, explains that he is going to tell stories in the Milesian mode. He says he is from Attic stock and learned the language in Rome, which was very hard. His story is adapted from the Greek. He is going to Thessaly to do business when he comes across two men on the road. The man, named Aristomenes , swears his story was true, and begins. He explains that he was on his way to buy cheese in a town in Thessaly as well.
If you are not in the USA, please verify the copyright status of these works in your own country before downloading, otherwise you may be violating copyright laws. Download cover art Download CD case insert. The Metamorphosis, also known as The Golden Ass, is one of the very few novels of the Ancient World that survived to our days; one of the two novels of Roman Literature that we can still read; and the only one preserved in its entirety the other one being the extremely fragmentary Satyricon. The story of the Metamorphosis, the tale of a man turned into a donkey that goes through many adventures to become a man again, inspired many other similar ones later on.
Indiana University Press Bolero Ozon. The Golden Ass. The Golden Ass by Apuleius is a unique, entertaining, and thoroughly readable Latin novel - the only work of fiction in Latin to have survived in entirety from antiquity. It tells the story of the hero Lucius, whose curiosity and fascination for sex and magic results in his transformation into an ass. After suffering a series of trials and humiliations, he is ultimately transformed back into human shape by the kindness of the Goddess Isis.