James, Paula and O'Brien, Maeve
(2006). To baldly go: a last look at Lucius and his counter-humiliation strategies.
In: Keulen, W.H.; Nauta, R.R. and Panayotakis, S. eds.
Lectiones Scrupulosae: Essays on the Text and Interpretation of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses in Honour of Maaike Zimmerman.
Ancient Narrative Series, Ancient Narrative (Supplementum 6).
Groningen, Netherlands: Barkhuis Publishing, pp. 234–251.
A wide range of readings into textual challenges within the Metamorphoses of Apuleius and how these relate to wider issues of cultural and literary thematics. The co-authored chapter focuses upon the balness of Lucius as a priest of Osiris and his earlier attempts to maintain and restore his dignity as both man and ass. The approach is both philosophical in its interpretation but keeps a sense of fun and satire about the hero's various physical and moral metamorphoses.
||dignity; appearance; status; ritual; Plato; philosophy; rhetoric; ass; counter-phobic actions; flying
||Arts > Classical Studies
||25 May 2007
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