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Apuleius (c. AD 125–180)

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10.4324/9780415249126-A014-1
DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-A014-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
Retrieved November 17, 2019, from https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/apuleius-c-ad-125-180/v-1

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The Latin writer Apuleius of Madaura was a professional rhetorician, a novelist and an amateur Platonist. His handbook of Platonism and his essay on the guardian spirit of Socrates are valuable sources on Middle Platonism. The handbook is comparable to that of his probable contemporary Alcinous, but covers only physics (including metaphysics) and ethics.

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Dillon, John. Apuleius (c. AD 125–180), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-A014-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis, https://www.rep.routledge.com/articles/biographical/apuleius-c-ad-125-180/v-1.
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