Apuleius in the High Middle Ages

Robert H. F. Carver

in The Protean Ass

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780199217861
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780191712357 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Classical Monographs

 Apuleius in the High Middle Ages

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This chapter explores Apuleian influence in the Middle Ages. The importance of Monte Cassino in preserving (and providing early responses to) Apuleius' works is discussed. Evidence is presented that the most educated minds of the period could (re-)create Apuleian effects through their imitation of narrative and descriptive sources (such as the De nuptiis), which were themselves suffused with Apuleian themes and diction.

Keywords: Apuleius; The Golden Ass; Middle Ages; Latin prose fiction

Chapter.  23446 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Classical Literature

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