Discourse, Knowledge, and Power in Apuleius' Metamorphoses

Discourse, Knowledge, and Power in Apuleius' Metamorphoses

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Abbreviations Acknowledgements Introduction: Cultural and Discursive Contexts Apuleius and the Metamorphoses Language and Meaning in the Metamorphoses Approaches to Discourse Apuleius' Manipulation of Discourse in the Apology This Book Chapter 1: Discourse from the Margins The Priests of the Syrian Goddess: Ancient Evidence The Priests in the Metamorphoses and the Onos The Bandits: Ancient Evidence The Robbers' Rhetoric The Bandits' Betrayal Conclusion Chapter 2: Elite Discourse The Tale of Thelyphron The Festival of Laughter The Wise Physician Markers of Truth Chapter 3: Asinine Discourse First Impressions Lucius' First Master: Milo Metamorphosis Asinine Strategies of Communication Conclusion Chapter 4: Feminine Discourse Byrrhena Photis The Corinthian Matron Isis Conclusion Chapter 5: Silence Curiosity, Garrulity, and Silence Unheeded Warnings Magical Initiation How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Ass The Tale of Cupid and Psyche Silence and Revelation Conclusion Chapter 6: The Novel as Discourse Models of Reading The Prologue The Asinine Narrator and the Characterized Fictive Reader The Narrator's Control The Epilogue Conclusion: The Man from Madauros Bibliography Passages Cited Index
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Apuleius; Metamorphoses; The Golden Ass; discourse; discourse analysis; knowledge; power relations; Roman novel; Latin literature; ancient novel; ancient prose fiction; Greek and Latin novel; Greek and Roman novel; Lucius; self-fashioning; Roman rhetoric; literary studies; Roman social history; Roman cultural history; speech; silence; nonverbal communication; Roman Africa; Roman Greece; Roman Empire; identity; identity construction; gender theory; social status; Middle Platonism; Philosophus Platonicus; donkey; human and animal; mystery cult; mystical silence; Isis and Osiris; Platonic philosophy; masculinity