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Author Bradley, Keith.

Title Apuleius and Antonine Rome : historical essays / Keith Bradley
Published Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, [2012]
Ottawa, Ontario : Canadian Electronic Library, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 397 pages) : illustrations, digital file
Series Phoenix supplementary volumes ; 50
Phoenix. Supplementary volume (Toronto, Ont.) ; 50
Contents 1. Law, magic and culture in Apuleius' Apology -- 2. Contending with conversion: reflections on the re-formation of Lucius the Ass -- 3. Romanitas and the Roman family: the evidence of Apuleius' Apology -- 4. Animalising the slave: the truth of fiction -- 5. Fictive families: family and household in Apuleius' Metamorphoses -- 6. Sacrificing the family: Christian martyrs and their kin -- 7. Apuleius and Carthage -- 8. Appearing for the defence: Apuleius on display -- 9. Apuleius and the sub-Saharan slave trade -- 10. Apuleius and Jesus -- 11. Lucius and Isis: history in Apuleius' Metamorphoses -- 12. Apuleius and adultery in the age of the Antonines
Summary "These essays examine the Apology, the speech Apuleius made when he defended himself on the criminal charge of having enticed a wealthy widow to marry him through magical means; the fragments of his speeches known as the Florida; and the remarkable serio-comic novel Metamorphoses (better known as The Golden Ass). Altogether, Apuleius and Antonine Rome effectively illustrates how socio-cultural history can be recovered from works of literature."--Pub. desc
"Apuleius and Antonine Rome features outstanding scholarship by Keith Bradley on the Latin author Apuleius of Madauros and on the second-century Roman world in which Apuleius lived. Bradley discusses Apuleius' work in the context of social relations (especially the family and household), religiosity in all its diversity and complexity, and cultural interactions between the imperial centre and the provincial periphery."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Apuleius -- Criticism and interpretation.
Rome -- Civilization.
Rome -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1442688386 (electronic bk.)
9781442688384 (electronic bk.)