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Apuleius Platonicus, Lucius

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Born: 124? AD
Died: 170? AD.

Nationality: Roman
Categories: Philosophers

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124 - Born in Madauros, Numidia near modern Mdaourouch, Algeria. Platonic philosopher, rhetorician, and author remembered for The Golden Ass, a prose narrative that proved influential long after his death.

         - He studied at Carthage and Athens, traveled widely, and was initiated into numerous religious mysteries.

         - His Apologia was an eloquent vindication.

         - His romance, Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass, is a satire on the vices of the age, especially those of the priesthood and of quacks.

170 - Died in Carthage.

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