Articles

Apuleius and Carthage

  • Keith Bradley

Abstract

The speeches represented by Apuleius' Florida are generally agreed to have been delivered in Carthage of the 160s. Some aspects of contemporary Carthaginian culture are accordingly examined to promote understanding of them. The speeches are taken as evidence of evolving historical conditions in Roman North Africa under the Principate; and identifying those conditions is urged as a way of establishing Apuleius' distinctiveness as a Latin author.

Published
2005-12-01
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Articles