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Apuleius Online

Introduction

This online publication offers the text of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, along with the acclaimed Groningen Commentary Series to this text. Additionally, the texts of Pro se de Magia and Florida are included as well as commentaries for both works by Vincent Hunink.

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Apuleius Madaurensis

Apuleius Madaurensis was published as a multi-volume book series between 1981 and 2014 by the Groningen Commentaries on Apuleius group. It is now available online for the first time.

As on of the editors explains: Apuleius Madaurensis has written his eleven book Metamorphoses (or The Golden Ass) in the late second century of our era. This is the first fully extant specimen of an extended Latin work of prose fiction. It is written in a Latin which on the one hand shows elements of the the everyday speech and of the colloquial language of the period, but on the other hand incorporates these elernents in a prose which bears the more general characteristics of an archaizing artificial language. For the study of Latin prose art as well as of the development of the Latin everyday speech this work is an important monument, representative of the Latin prose art of the period. Apart from a purely philological and linguistic point of view this work is equally important for the study of the development of Latin and European Literature. Virtually lost during the Middle Ages, the Metamorphoses came to be known and imitated from the fourteenth century onwards, and has undoubtedly played an important role during the emergence of the novelistic literature of Western Europe.

The series Apuleius Madaurensis contains the following volumes:

Apuleius Madaurensis Metamorphoses, Book I
Text, Introduction and Commentary
By: W.H. Keulen
Publication Date: 01 Jul 2007
978-90-69-80154-4

Apuleius Madaurensis Metamorphoses, Livre II
Texte, Introduction et Commentaire
By: Danielle van Mal-Maeder
Publication Date: 01 Jul 2001
978-90-69-80130-8

Metamorphoses III
By: Dr. L. Costantini under contract with Brill, delivery date: Dec 2021
Publication Date: forthcoming

Apuleius Metamorphoses IV, 1-27
By: B.L. Hijmans Jr., R.Th. van der Paardt, V. Schmidt, C.B.J. Settels, B. Wesseling, R.E.H. Westendorp Boerma
Publication Date: 01 Jan 1977
978-90-6088-059-3

Apuleius Madaurensis Metamorphoses, Books IV 28-35, V and VI 1-24
The Tale of Cupid and Psyche. Text, Introduction and Commentary
By: Maaike Zimmerman, Stelios Panayotakis, Vincent Hunink, W.H. Keulen. S.J. Harrison, Thomas D. McCreight, B. Wesseling and Danielle van Mal-Maeder
Publication Date: 01 Jul 2004
978-90-69-80146-9

Apuleius Madaurensis Metamorphoses, Books VI 25-32 and VII
Text, Introduction and Commentary
By: B.L. Hijmans Jr., R.Th. van der Paardt, V. Schmidt, R.E.H. Westendorp Boerma and A.G. Westerbrink
Publication Date: 01 Jul 1981
978-90-60-88079-1

Apuleius Madaurensis Metamorphoses, Book VIII
Text, Introduction and Commentary
By: B.L. Hijmans Jr., R.Th. van der Paardt, V. Schmidt, C.B.J. Settels, B. Wesseling, R.E.H. Westendorp Boerma
Publication Date: 01 Jul 1985
978-90-69-80005-9

Metamorphoses IX
Text, Introduction and Commentary
By: B.L. Hijmans Jr., R.Th. van der Paardt, V. Schmidt, B. Wesseling, M. Zimmerman
Publication Date: 01 Jul 1995
978-90-6980-085-3

Apuleius Madaurensis Metamorphoses, Book X
Text, Introduction and Commentary
By: Maaike Zimmerman
Publication Date: 01 Jul 2000
978-90-69-80128-5

Apuleius Madaurensis Metamorphoses, Book XI, The Isis Book
Text, Introduction and Commentary
Editor(s): W.H. Keulen and Ulrike Egelhaaf-Gaiser
Publication Date: 17 Dec 2014
978-90-04-26920-0

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Apuleius of Madauros, Florida

Apuleius of Madauros, Florida by Vincent Hunink was published in print in 2001. It is now available online for the first time.

In the Florida, a collection of 23 excerpts of speeches, we have a unique example of Roman demonstrative rhetoric. In the text we see Apuleius performing before great audiences, and even in the theatre of Carthage. The speaker's wide literary talents, his education and health, and his excellent relations with Carthage and the audience at large, are all put on display with manifest pride. This makes the Florida an indispensable text for anyone interested in second century Latin literature, Second Sophistic, culture and education in Roman Africa, or the author Apuleius. Vincent Hunink has now edited the Florida with an extensive English commentary, in which the literary and rhetorical features of the text are highlighted.

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Apuleius of Madauros, Pro se de magia

Apuleius of Madauros, Pro se de magia. A New Edition with Commentary by Vincent Hunink was published as two volumes in 1997. It is now available online for the first time.

Apuleius' speech Pro Se De Magia is a unique example of 2nd century Roman oratory and a literary masterpiece of the Second Sophistic. On this fascinating speech, no up-to-date commentary in English is available. The present publication aims at filling this gap. In the commentary, special attention is paid to the speaker's rhetorical strategies and the rich literary texture of the speech.

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