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Summary Bibliography: Apuleius

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  • Author: Apuleius Author Record # 2066
  • Legal Name: Apuleius, Lucius
  • Birthplace: Madaurus, Byzacium
  • Birthdate: 0125
  • Deathdate: 0180
  • Language: Latin
  • Webpages: Encyclopedia of Fantasy, Library of Congress, Wikipedia-EN
  • Used These Alternate Names: L. Apuleii, Lucius Apuleius
  • Note: Latin author, primarily remembered as author of The Golden Ass, the only Roman novel to survive intact. Educated in Carthage and Athens, Apuleius wrote the Apologia as a defense against charges of using magic to win the affections of Aemilia Pudentilla, a rich widow. After his acquittal, he lived in Carthage. The first reference to Apuleius as "Lucius Apuleius" known is from 1316, more than a millenium after his death. The hero of the Metamorphoses, though, has the first name of Lucius, and the novel is written in the first-person, as if these events had happened to Apuleius. Thus this presumption of his first name is likely correct, but is not authoritatively documented.
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