Chapter

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217861.003.0004

Series: Oxford Classical Monographs

 Apuleius in the High Middle Ages

Show Summary Details

Preview

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

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.