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Apuleius the Philosopher?

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Title Apuleius the Philosopher?
 
Creator O'Brien, Maeve
 
Subject Ancient Classics
Philosophy
 
Description 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.
 
Publisher Irish Philosophical Society
 
Date 2007
 
Type Article
PeerReviewed
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://eprints.nuim.ie/3795/1/MOB_Apuleius.pdf
O'Brien, Maeve (2007) Apuleius the Philosopher? Yearbook of the Irish Philosophical Society , 2007 (ISBN: 0953170675). pp. 131-141.
 
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