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Apuleius: Metamorphoses
An Intermediate Latin Reader

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  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521690553

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  • Apuleius' famous novel, The Metamorphoses, tells the story of a man who was magically changed into an ass, and who had various (humorous, sad, exciting, disturbing, erotic, horrific) adventures before he regained his human form. As well as being genuinely interesting and great fun to read, The Metamorphoses is of great value for the study of narrative technique, literary style, religious practices, contemporary culture in a Roman province and much more. This book contains selections from the novel and is aimed at students moving on to genuine, unsimplified Latin prose after completing an introductory Latin course. It contains a useful introduction, detailed notes providing a lot of help with grammar, expression and translation, a full vocabulary, and passages of appreciation to make the selections come alive as literature and to enhance students' perception and enjoyment of the stories.

    • Offers a selection of exciting, horrific and moving Latin passages from this famous and entertaining novel
    • Provides detailed notes and a full vocabulary aimed at the student who has completed an introductory Latin course
    • Brings the selections alive as literature through passages of historical comment and literary criticism
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'A particularly strong point of the book is its continuous attention to the overall composition of the novel and Apuleius' literary qualities, notably his narratological techniques. Thus students can not merely improve their Latin in a pleasant way, but also appreciate the Metamorphoses as a work of literature.' Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521690553
    • length: 162 pages
    • dimensions: 247 x 175 x 8 mm
    • weight: 0.35kg
    • contains: 12 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction and glossary of technical terms
    2. Select bibliography
    3. Text and notes
    4. Appreciation
    5. Vocabulary.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Advanced Latin Prose
    • Advanced Topics in Latin
    • Classical Mythology and Modern Literature
    • Intermediate Latin; Latin Literature
    • Introdcution to Latin Literature (Prose)
    • Latin 201 or Latin 205 (different levels of Intermediate Latin)
    • Latin 3
    • Latin Novel
    • Latin Poetry
    • Latin Prose
    • Latin lll
    • Literature of the Roman Empire
    • Reading Latin
    • Readings in Latin Literature / Advanced Readings & Research in Latin Literature
  • Author



    Paul Murgatroyd, McMaster University, Ontario
    Paul Murgatroyd is Professor of Classics at McMaster University. He has published nine books and over sixty articles on Greek and especially Latin literature, and is also a published Latin poet himself. He is the co-author, with Garrett Fagan, of another intermediate Latin reader published by Cambridge, From Augustus to Nero (2006).

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