Apuleius the Philosopher?

O'Brien, Maeve (2007) Apuleius the Philosopher? Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society , 2007 (ISBN: 0953170675). pp. 131-141.

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This paper is about the classification of Apuleius as either a philosopher or as a sophist. Known to us primarily through his Second Sophistic novel Metamophoses (Transformations), alternatively entitled The Golden Ass, Apuleius 'the philosopher' does not trip off the tongue. As Apuleius says in Florida 13, the wisdom and the eloquence of the philosopher (philosophi ratio et oratio) are ready at all times to awaken awe in all who hear. Apuleius is equally rhetor and philosophus and both these facets are exemplified not only in his philosophical works but also pre-eminently in the Metamorphoses.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Apuleius; Philosophy; Golden Ass; Metamorphoses; Sophist;
Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Ancient Classics
Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Philosophy
Item ID: 3795
Depositing User: Maeve O'Brien
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2012 14:51
Journal or Publication Title: Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society
Publisher: Irish Philosophical Society
Refereed: Yes

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