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The Golden Ass Summary
Apuleius

Everything you need to understand or teach The Golden Ass by Apuleius.

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The Golden Ass Summary

Plot Summary

Lucius, a Roman traveling through Greece, is accidentally transformed into a donkey when his curiosity causes him to investigate a witch's magic a little too closely. His transformation begins a series of adventures and close calls as he tries to find the one antidote for his condition: rose petals. He is finally succored by the goddess Isis who not only helps him regain his human form but sets him on a path away from his life of gratification and towards one dedicated to virtue.

Lucius' troubles begin when he stays at the house of Milo, a wealthy miser to whom he was recommended by a friend. Milo is married to a powerful witch named Pamphile, whose secrets he convinces Fotis, his lover and Pamphile's maid, to reveal to him. He hopes to transform, perhaps for only a few hours, into a bird, but they take the wrong potion...

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