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    Apuleius. Les Metamorphoses, Ou L'Ane D'or D'Apulee, Philosophie Platonicien, avec le Demon de Socrate, Traduits en Francois, avec des Remarques. Frankfort & Leipzig: Par La Compagnie Des Libraries, 1769. 8vo. 2 vols. 290, 326p. Contemporary bindings, rubbed and cracked, vol. 1 with front board detached, vol. 2 hinges starting. Spines rubbed, with partial title labels. Frontispiece in first volume. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Krown & Spellman retail: $150.00


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    Apuleius (A.D. 123-?), poet, philosopher, and rhetorician, is notable for his "rehashing" of Greek works for Latin audiences.  He is best remembered for his Metamorphoses (The Golden Ass), which is the only Latin novel surviving in its entirety.  He was interested in natural science and occult subjects and was accused of using magic to win his wife. He wrote treatises on Plato and the Platonic doctrine of God. His philosophical writings show a bent to religious mysticism. Schweiger I:14.          



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