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Apuleius : Cupid and Psyche - Apuleius


Cupid and Psyche

By: Apuleius, E. J. Kenney (Editor), P. E. Easterling (Editor)

Paperback Published: 4th February 1991
ISBN: 9780521278133
Number Of Pages: 256

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The story of Cupid and Psyche is part of The Golden Ass or Metamorphoses, a Latin novel by Apuleius (second century A.D.). It is both a charming fairytale and an allegory of the search of the Soul for happiness and fulfillment. This edition, the first with a full commentary in English to appear for eighty years, comprises a Latin text with facing translation, making the edition more accessible to students of comparative literature. An introduction and a commentary provide help with interpretation and up-to-date guidance to scholarship in the field.

"The translation again is in accurate, idiomatic English...but the fleshing out is left to the commentary, which is a superb help toward appreciating a rich and complex piece of artistry." The Key Reporter "The entire work exhibits the precision and thoroughness that we expect in Kenney's scholarship...Kenney's Cupid and Psyche is a virtuosic performance and marks an auspicious beginning to the new Imperial Library from Cambridge University Press." James R. Bradley, New England Classical Journal and Newsletter

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ISBN: 9780521278133
ISBN-10: 0521278139
Series: Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4th February 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.3