L. Caecilii Minutiani Apuleii de orthographia fragmenta, et Apuleii minoris de nota aspirationis et de diphthongis libri duo, ed. F. Osann (1826)
Apuleius (/ˌæpjʉˈliːəs/; also called Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis; Berber: Afulay; c. 125 – c. 180 CE) was a Latin-language prose writer. He was a Numidian Berber and lived under the Roman Empire. He was from Madaurus (now M'Daourouch, Algeria). He studied Platonist philosophy in Athens; travelled to Italy, Asia Minor and Egypt; and was an initiate in several cults or mysteries. The most famous incident in his life was when he was accused of using magic to gain the attentions (and fortune) of a wealthy widow. He declaimed and then distributed a witty tour de force in his own defense before the proconsul and a court of magistrates convened in Sabratha, near ancient Tripoli, Libya. This is known as the Apologia.His most famous work is his bawdy picaresque novel, the Metamorphoses, otherwise known as The Golden Ass. It is the only Latin novel that has survived in its entirety. It relates the ludicrous adventures of one Lucius, who experiments with magic and is accidentally turned into a donkey.
ApuleI Madaurensis Platonici Opera omnia quae exstant. Geuerhartus Elmenhorstius ex mstis & vett. codd. recensuit, librumque emendationum & indices absolutissimos adiecit. 1. - Francofurti : in officina Wecheliana, apud Danielem & Davidem Aubrios, & Clementem Schleichium,...
Image taken from f. 2 of Metamorphoses (index Metamorphoseon libri). Written in Latin.
Fondo Bodrero P0306 - Biblioteca del Dipartimento di Filosofia FB.G.353 //Dedica manoscritta del traduttore: All'Eccellenza / Sen. Emilio Bodrero / omaggio devoto / Bruno Mosca / Apuania Massa - Pasqua 1943
Decorated initial 'A'(t) with foliate decoration at the beginning of Apuleius's Metamorphoses. Image taken from f. 2 of Metamorphoses (index Metamorphoseon libri). Written in Latin.
Detail. Top left corner. Historiated initial 'A' with saddled ass.
[Métamorphoses (français). 1788]; Collection : Voyages imaginaires, songes, visions et romans cabalistiques ; 33; Comprend : Le démon de Socrate
[Métamorphoses. Conte de Psyché (français). 1586]; Collection : French books before 1601 ; 23.9
cum notis integris Petri Colvii, Joannis Wowerii, Godeschalci Stewechii, Geverharti Elmenhorstii et aliorum, imprimis cum animadversionibus hucusque ineditis Francisci Oudendorpii.; Drukker varieert: V.2 en 3 uitg. bij S. en J. Luchtmans
nouvelle traduction, avec le latin en regard, par J. A. Maury.