The Golden Ass: Or, A Book of Changes

The Golden Ass: Or, A Book of Changes

By: Apuleius (author), Joel C. Relihan (translator)Paperback

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Relihan uses alliteration and assonance, rhythm and rhyme, the occasional archaism, the rare neologism, and devices of punctuation and typography, to create a sparkling, luxurious, and readable translation that reproduces something of the linguistic and comic effects of the original Latin. The general Introduction is a masterpiece of clarity, orienting the reader in matters of authorship, narration, genre, religion, structure and style. A generous and browsable index, select bibliography, and maps are included.

About Author

Joel C. Relihan is Professor of Classics, Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts.


Introduction; A Traveller's Tale; Hospitality in Hypata; The Festival of Laughter; A Den of Thieves; Psyche Lost; Psyche Regained; Charite Regained; Charite Lost; Miller's' Tales; Wicked, Wicked Women; Queen Isis; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780872208872
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 328
  • ID: 9780872208872
  • weight: 369
  • ISBN10: 0872208877

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