**Course will meet August 23 through October 3rd.**
2 hours of student-instructor coverage of course materials per week, and 4 hours of outside work hours per week.
We will examine in translation the great Latin novel of classical antiquity, Apuleius’ Metamorphoses (The Golden Ass), in order to explore the social, intellectual, and religious world of the second century AD. The novel, most famous for the tale of Cupid and Psyche, presents a unique picture of life wrapped in an entertaining, amusing, and often enigmatic narrative of the adventures of a man magically changed into an ass.