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Real and metaphorical mimicking birds in the Metamorphoses of Apuleius

James, Paula (2005). Real and metaphorical mimicking birds in the Metamorphoses of Apuleius. In: Harrison, Stephen; Paschalis, Michael and Frangoulidis, Stavros eds. Metaphor in the Ancient Novel. Ancient narrative (Suppementu). Netherlands: Barkhuis Publishing, pp. 210–224.

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This examines the role of speaking birds in the Fable of Cupid and Psyche and the frustration of metamorphosed and silenced humans in the mainframe novel. I argue that Apuleius alludes to previous Latin authors in his imagery of imitation and to the powers of mimicry centred in the parrot (the subject of one of his oratorical displays, the Florida).

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 90-77922-03-2, 978-90-77922-03-3
Keywords: Corinna; Cupid; Gavia; Florida; Martial; Ovid; parrot; Persius; Petronius; prologue; psittacus; Psyche; Rhys Statius
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Classical Studies
Item ID: 5010
Depositing User: Paula James
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2006
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2016 11:31
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