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John A. Hanson
Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08540-5228)

Edition, Translation, and Commentary of Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Preparation of an edition, brief commentary and translation of Apuleius' Metamorphoses (second century, AD), the only work of Latin prose fiction to have survive entire. Metamorphoses tells the story of a man transformed into an ass who wanders through the mixed horror and comedy of human society until he finds salvation through the goddess Isis. With a few exceptions, the work has not received the serious attention which it merits, coming as it does toward the end of "classical" civilization, reflecting a world of rapidly changing social values. Fellow previous edited the Loeb edition of the Metamorphoses (a reprint of the Elizabethan translation by W. Adlington) and has taught two graduate seminars on the work.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$7,500 (approved)
$7,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1971 – 8/31/1971