The Story of Eros and Psyche (Retold from Apuleius)

The Story of Eros and Psyche (Retold from Apuleius) : Together with Some Early Verses (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Story of Eros and Psyche (Retold From Apuleius): Together With Some Early Verses Tho' the story of Eros and Psyche is alluded to by various earlier writers, our only source for its details is, I believe, in that animated and amusing romance, the Golden Ass of Apuleius; where it occurs as an Episode, and where it is told at considerable length and with elaboration. Apuleius was a Roman citizen of Madaura in N. Africa, and was born about 130 a.d. He inherited a large sum of money from his father, and after spending much of it in extensive travels, settled down ultimately to a literary life at Carthage, where he was held in great honor. He had an inquiring adventurous turn of mind and character, uniting a thorough enjoyment of life with a tendency to mysticism and oriental speculation (the theosophy of the time), which shows itself in his works. He is said to have been initiated in the mysteries of various religious fraternities. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 191g
  • Forgotten Books
  • English
  • 7 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243323433
  • 9780243323432