The Greek World of Apuleius
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He can be seen as representing in the Latin West some key aspects of the so-called Greek Second Sophistic, such as a focus on rhetorical performance and an interest in archaic language. He practiced as rhetorician and teacher in Carthage, and his writings were clearly well known in late antiquity in Roman North Africa he is often mentioned by Augustine and in Gaul he is cited by Sidonius Apollinaris.
He is best known for his novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass , and for its remarkable style: it is the apex of Asianism in Latin, full of poetic and archaic words and apparent coinages, rhythmical and rhyming cola, and colored with colloquialism and Graecisms. Three extant works ascribed to Apuleius are of debated authenticity: De dogmate Platonis or De Platone , two books of mediocre exposition of the philosophy of Plato; De Interpretatione , a treatise on formal logic; and De mundo , a translation of the pseudo-Aristotelian treatise.
Lost Apuleian works known from later citations include further speeches, poems, another novel, and a wide range of scientific and other didactic works. Little known in the medieval period, Apuleius was enthusiastically rediscovered in the Renaissance, and much read and studied, forming the center of debates about Latin prose style Apuleius versus Cicero ; his novel influenced important writers such as Shakespeare and Sidney, and the story of Cupid and Psyche from the Metamorphoses has provided consistent inspiration for further works of art and literature over the last five centuries.
Little favored by classicists until the second half of the 20th century, he is now a much-researched author.
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The biographical evidence on Apuleius is well collected by Sandy and Harrison He was born into the local elite c. He claims to have traveled extensively as a young man; in the winter of at Oea in North Africa, he met an ex-pupil from Athens, Pontianus, whose mother Pudentilla he then married. Accused of having induced Pudentilla to marry him through magic means, Apuleius successfully defended himself in or in a case of which his extant Apologia is a no doubt tendentious record. The Florida shows that he practiced rhetoric and had students in Carthage in the s.
www.jinglebellrace.com/includes/hempstead/3170.php Nothing certain is known of him after ; if the De Mundo and the De Platone are authentically Apuleian works, as seems not unlikely they show differences in prose rhythm from his other writings, perhaps attributable to a later date of composition , then Apuleius may have had a son Faustinus, perhaps by Pudentilla, to whom these works are addressed, maybe in the s.
Scholars are divided over the date of the Metamorphoses , some seeing it as the work of an exuberant young writer written for a Roman milieu, others viewing it as the chronological climax of his career. Another point of debate is how far Apuleius engages with his dual African and Roman identities see, e. Finkelpearl, E. Marsyas the satyr and Apuleius of Madauros.