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By Stavros Frangoulidis

This can be the 1st in-depth examine of Apuleius?? Metamorphoses to examine the several attitudes characters undertake in the direction of magic as a key to decoding the advanced dynamics of the total paintings. the range of responses to magic is unveiled within the narrative because the protagonist Lucius encounters an collection of characters, both in embedded stories or mostly plot. A contextualized method illuminates Lucius?? quite success in comparison to different characters within the novel - this effects from his involvement with the magic of a sorcerer??s apprentice, instead of that of a true witch, and indications the potential of eventual salvation. A cautious research of Lucius?? angle in the direction of Isis in publication eleven and his dating with the witch-slave woman Photis past on means that the novel??s ultimate publication can be learn as a moment ""Metamorphoses"", consciously rewritten from a good point of view. final yet now not least, the e-book additionally breaks new floor through interpreting the narrative constitution of the Metamorphoses opposed to the heritage of the common plotline present in the best romance. The comparability indicates how Apuleius either follows and alters this plot, exploiting the style to his personal particular ends, in response to his valuable subject of metamorphosis.

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