View all 18 comments. Frankly, I am always amazed at these suggestions— with imply that the artful mixture of magical and realistic elements in a work of fiction is a modern conceit. His seamless blending of suggested mystery cults, Platonic references, and frolicking humor and sexuality make The Golden Ass an entertainment worth repeating. He aimed to become a bird, flying everywhere Many of the stories deal with adulterous spouses and cuckolding, and a good deal of slapstick humor. Lucius follows her instructions and is returned to human form and, at length, initiated into her priesthood.
The golden ass
As a graduate student in the History of Art, I was using this class to better understand the early Christian representations of the Virgin pre 8th century. And about the first watch of the night she led me, walking a-tiptoe and very softly, into that high chamber, and bade me look through the chink of a door. Oddly this is labelled incest though there appears to be no blood connection. Ego sum Byrrhaena ilia, cuius forte saepicule nomen inter tuos frequentatum educatores retines. Tune, decantatis spirantibus fibris, litat vario latice, nunc rore fontano, nunc lacte vaccino, nunc melle montano, libat et mulsa. Thank You for Your Contribution!
But to me the most memorable aspect was the role of the narrator. Mensae opi- pare citro et ebore nitentes, lecti aureis vestibus intecti, ampli calices variae quidem gratiae sed pre- tiositatis unius. He was a Numidian Berber and lived under the Roman Empire. As an ass, he is a witness to the same kind of salacious behavior -- and worse -- from others; and while he doesn't see in the moment the relationship of all this to himself, the reader will.
The Golden Ass Summary
Description: The specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher, classroom teacher, institution or organization should be applied. I may frankly state that I have done so not without some very considerable degree of repugnance, for meddling with the style of such a masterpiece of English must needs impair the balance of the sentences, and intro- duce to some extent an incongruous element; but a greater degree of accuracy than Adlington ever attained is necessary to the plan of the present series. WorldCat is the world's largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. The narrator arrives at Hypata, where he stays with Milo, a family friend and miser, and his wife Pamphile.