Ancient World

Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine: A Commentary on the Tale by Apuleius. (Mythos Series)

Paperback

Price:
£25.00 / $28.95
ISBN:
Published:
04/21/1971
Copyright:
1956
Pages:
192
Size:
5 x 8 in.
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The renowned tale of Amor and Psyche, from Apuleius’s second-century Latin novel The Golden Ass, is one of the most charming fragments of classical literature. Neumann chose it as the exemplar of an unusual study of feminine psychology. Unfolding the spiritual and mythical background of the pagan narrative, he shows how the contest between the mortal maid Psyche and the great goddess Aphrodite over the god Amor — Aphrodite’s son, Psyche’s husband — yields surprising and valuable insights into the psychic life of women.