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    Apuleius: Cupid and Psyche (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Latin) By (author) Apuleius, Edited by E. J. Kenney, Series edited by P. E. Easterling

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    DescriptionApuleius' story of Cupid and Psyche, the relationship of the human Soul with divine Love, is one of the great allegories of world literature. It forms an integral part of and profoundly illuminates the message of his novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass, which relates the adventures of a young man and his spiritual fall and redemption. To enrich and deepen his basic plot, the origins of which are obscure, Apuleius has combined poetic sources, Platonic philosophy and popular iconography in an unprecedented tour de force of literary creation. This edition sensitively elucidates the subtle art with which this transformation has been accomplished, and comprehensively illustrates both Apuleius' inventive handling of his various models and sources and the exuberant and idiosyncratic Latinity with forms the vehicle for it. It places in a fresh light the results of recent work on the ancient Novel and on Apuleius himself, and offers a stimulating, occasionally provocative, reading of his much-discussed text. The Latin is accompanied by a facing English translation, making the edition more accessible to students of comparative literature as well as to classicists.


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    Title
    Apuleius: Cupid and Psyche
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Apuleius, Edited by E. J. Kenney, Series edited by P. E. Easterling
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 120 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 322 g
    Language
    English
    Latin
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521278133
    ISBN 10: 0521278139
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    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
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    Illustrations note
    1 half-tone, index
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    02 September 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    "The translation again is in accurate, idiomatic English...but the fleshing out is left to the commentary, which is a superb help toward appreciating a rich and complex piece of artistry." The Key Reporter "The entire work exhibits the precision and thoroughness that we expect in Kenney's scholarship...Kenney's Cupid and Psyche is a virtuosic performance and marks an auspicious beginning to the new Imperial Library from Cambridge University Press." James R. Bradley, New England Classical Journal and Newsletter
    Back cover copy
    This edition, the first with a full commentary in English to appear for eighty years, sensitively elucidates the subtle art with which this transformation has been accomplished, and comprehensively illustrates both Apuleius' inventive handling of his various models and sources and the exuberant and idiosyncratic Latinity which forms the vehicle for it.
    Table of contents
    Preface; Abbreviations and references; Introduction; 1. The author; 2. The book; 3. The 'meaning' of the Metamorphoses; 4. The story of Cupid and Psyche; 5. Style and language; 6. The text; Commentary; Indexes.