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Apuleius AKA Lucius Apuleius

Algeria / Rome 125 – 180 CE

Comments; Pagan; early Latin, not Greek author Ancients; Neoplatonism; Isis cult worship; Gnostic; @ same time as Valentinus;

Teachers: Plato; Socrates; Lucius of Patrae; Aesculapius;

Students: Saint Augustine; Thomas Taylor; John Louveau; La Croix du Maine; Claudius Micard; Samuel Thiboust; George de la Bouthiere AKA de la Boutier; John de Tournes; William Gazeau;

Organizations; initiate of several Greek and Egyptian Mystery sects devoted to Osiris, Isis and the Dionysian mysteries; priest of Aesculapius;

Author: Metamorphoses AKA The Golden Ass (Asinus Aureus); Apologia (A Discourse on Magic); Florida. snippets from various speeches; On Plato and his Doctrine; De Deo Socratis (On the God of Socrates); On the Universe AKA De Mundo; translated Plato's Phaedo

Resources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apuleius; read him here -http://classics.mit.edu/Apuleius/apol.html ; and The Metamorphosis AKA Golden Ass here - http://archive.org/details/cu31924074297007 ; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Golden_Ass ; eyesight failing, try listening at http://librivox.org/metamorphosis-or-the-golden-ass-by-lucius-apuleius/; http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s8683.html ;