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The Fortunes of Apuleius and the Golden Ass:
A Study in Transmission and Reception
Julia Haig Gaisser

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Illustrations ix
Preface xi
Chapter 1: Apuleius: A Celebrity and His Image 1
Chapter 2: Exemplary Behavior: The Golden Ass from Late Antiquity to the Prehumanists 40
Chapter 3: A Mixed Reception: Interpreting and Illuminating the Golden Ass in the Fourteenth Century 76
Chapter 4: Making an Impression: From Florence to Rome and from Manuscript to Print 129
Chapter 5: Telling Tales: The Golden Ass in Ferrara and Mantua 173
Chapter 6: Apuleius Redux: Filippo Beroaldo Comments on the Golden Ass 197
Chapter 7: Speaking in Tongues: Translations of the Golden Ass 243
Conclusion: The Fortunes of Apuleius and the Golden Ass 296
Appendix 1: Ancient Readers of Apuleius (ca. 350 to ca. 550 AD) 300
Appendix 2: Manuscripts of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses 302
Appendix 3: Extant Manuscripts of the Metamorphoses Written before 1400 309
Appendix 4: The Florentine Connection 311
Appendix 5: Adlington and His Sources for Met. 11.1 315
Bibliography 319
Index of Manuscripts 355
General Index 357

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