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<i>The Golden Asse</i> of William Adlington (1566)

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/9780199217861.003.0009

Series: Oxford Classical Monographs

 The Golden Asse of William Adlington (1566)

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This chapter focuses on William Adlington's translation of The Golden Ass. It argues that Adlington gave English readers a reasonably complete, adequately accurate, and eminently readable Ass, unburdened by the weight of Beroaldo's commentary or the exegetical yoke of Fulgentius, Boccaccio, and Michel, but spared the emasculating knife wielded by Boiardo, Firenzuola, and la Bouthière.

Keywords: Apuleius; The Golden Ass; William Adlington; Latin prose fiction

Chapter.  13610 words. 

Subjects: Classical Literature

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