Apuleius Platonicus, Lucius
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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