Richard Fletcher's Apuleius' Platonism: The Impersonation of Philosophy PDF

By Richard Fletcher

Apuleius of Madauros, writing within the latter half the second one century CE in Roman North Africa, is better identified to us at the present time for his Latin fiction, the Metamorphoses aka The Golden Ass, a couple of guy who changed into a donkey and again back. even though, he used to be additionally a Platonic thinker, who, even if lots of his writings are misplaced, wrote a number of rhetorical and philosophical works which live on to today. This e-book examines those works to bare how Apuleius' Platonism is as a result of his 'impersonation of philosophy', that's, a rhetorically robust methodological instrument that enables him to 'speak' on behalf of Plato and his philosophy. This ebook is the 1st exploration of the entire scope of his idiosyncratic model of Platonism throughout his multifarious literary corpus and is a massive contribution to the examine of the dynamic among literature and philosophy in antiquity and beyond.

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