Stuttaford, Charles (translated from the Latin of Apuleius)

Published by David Nutt, London, 1903
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Publisher: David Nutt, London

Publication Date: 1903

Binding: HC

Illustrator: ill. by Jessie Mothersole


83pp Lucius Apuleius was born about the year A.D. 114, at Madaura, a city on the borders of Numidia and Gaetulia. Of his numerous writings, all that have come down to us, are "The God of Socrates," "The Florida," "The Apology," "The Doctrines of Plato," "Description of the World," "Asclepius," and the romance "The Metamorphoses," or, as it is sometimes called, "The Golden Ass." The story of "The Metamorphoses" tells how a young man is turned by magic into an ass. With the loss of his human form he loses his power of speech, but retains his human intelligence. In the course of his adventures he falls into the hands of a band of robbers, who also capture a beautiful maiden. When setting out to see further booty, the robbers leave the maiden and the ass in the charge of a half-tipsy old woman. This old hag, in order to divert the maiden's thoughts from the evils of her situation, tells her the following story. very good, full vellum binding (hardcover). Bookseller Inventory # 054155

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