Paideia at Play: Learning and Wit in Apuleius

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Barkhuis, 2008 - History - 302 pages
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Paidea, the yearning for, and display of knowledge, reached its height as a cultural concept in the works of the Second Sophistic, an elite literary and philosophical movement seeking to ape the style and achievements of the 5th and 4th centuries BC. A crucial element in the display of paidea was an ability to mix the witty and playful with the serious and instructive. The Second Sophistic is known as a Greek phenomenon, but these essays ask how the Latin author Apuleius fitted into this framework, and created a distinctively latin expression of paidea, focusing on the elements of playfulness at its heart.
 

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Contents

JAMES B RIVES
17
WERNER RIESS
51
VINCENT HUNINK
75
MCCREIGHT
89
STEFAN TILG
105
MAAIKE ZIMMERMAN
135
Lucius Milo
157
GREENE
175
AMANDA G MATHIS
195
DAVID P C CARLISLE
215
NIALL W SLATER
235
Abstracts
251
Indices
281
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