The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura
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The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura

By Apuleius
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  • THE APOLOGIA AND FLORIDA OF APULEIUS OF MADAURA
  • TRANSLATED By H.E. BUTLER FELLOW OF NEW COLLEGE
  • PREFACE
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • THE APOLOGIA
  • THE FLORIDA
    • The exordium to a discourse delivered in a town through which Apuleius passes in the course of a journey.
    • Man's sight compared with that of the eagle.
    • The story of Marsyas and his challenge to Apollo.
    • The piper Antigenidas.
    • Fragment from the opening of a discourse delivered in a theatre.
    • India and the Gymnosophists.
    • On Alexander and false philosophers.
    • A eulogy of the proconsul of Africa.
    • A defence of himself against his critics and a laudation of the proconsul Severianus.
    • On Providence and its marvels.
    • A comparison between those who lack wealth and those who lack virtue.
    • On the Parrot.
    • A comparison between the eloquence of the philosopher and the song of birds.
    • On Crates the Cynic.
    • Of the isle of Samos and Pythagoras.
    • An oration of thanks to Aemilianus Strabo and the senate of Carthage for decreeing a statue in his honour.
    • Fragment of a panegyric on Scipio Orfitus.
    • A discourse pronounced before the Carthaginians, incidentally treating of Thales and Protagoras.
    • A story of the physician Asclepiades.
    • A panegyric on his own talents.
    • An excuse for delay caused by social duties.
    • On the Virtues of Crates.
    • On the uncertainty of fortune.
    • An improvisation.
    • The fable of the fox and the crow.
    • A transition from Greek to Latin.
  • NOTES
    • THE APOLOGIA
    • THE FLORIDA
  • FOOTNOTES
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