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Apuleius Florida: A Commentary Benjamin Todd Lee

Apuleius Florida: A Commentary

Benjamin Todd Lee

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ISBN : 9783111809915
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215 pages
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The Florida, an anthology of 23 orations that Apuleius of Madauros delivered primarily in Carthage during the 160s A.D., offers a rich store of evidence about epideictic rhetoric, Middle Platonism, and the civic and intellectual life of the NorthMoreThe Florida, an anthology of 23 orations that Apuleius of Madauros delivered primarily in Carthage during the 160s A.D., offers a rich store of evidence about epideictic rhetoric, Middle Platonism, and the civic and intellectual life of the North African provincial metropolis. In addition to locating the work in its historical and cultural context, this commentary investigates Apuleius remarkable language and style. Full attention is given to the rich and complex intertextual relationship of the Florida to earlier Greek and Roman literature, as well as to the works extensive links to Middle Platonism, the Second Sophistic, and the rest of the Apuleian corpus, particularly his philosophical works.