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Does the narrative dramatize a value system alien to the Finnis-Nussbaum debate? Does it seem to validate either thinker in any way? Explain. . . .

We were talking today (19-Nov) about the Salem witch trials (colonial Massachuetts, 1692-1693) as a point of comparison with witchcraft and magic generally in The Golden Ass .

I suggest that this be approached with particular attention to issues of sexuality and gender — else it's not really relevant to the class.

The Metamorphoses of Apuleius —which St. Augustine referred to as The Golden Ass ( Asinus aureus ) [1] —is the only ancient Roman novel in Latin to survive in its entirety.

The protagonist of the novel is called Lucius. [2] At the end of the novel, he is revealed to be from Madaurus , in the Roman province of Africa , [3] the hometown of Apuleius himself. The plot revolves around the protagonist's curiosity ( curiositas ) and insatiable desire to see and practice magic. While trying to perform a spell to transform into a bird , he is accidentally transformed into an ass . This leads to a long journey, literal and metaphorical, filled with in-set tales . He finally finds salvation through the intervention of the goddess Isis , whose cult he joins.

The next morning, Lucius meets his aunt Byrrhena in the town, and she warns him that Milo's wife is an evil witch who will kill Lucius. Lucius, however, is interested in becoming a witch himself. He then returns to Milo's house, where he repeatedly makes love to the slave-girl Fotis (also spelled Photis [5] ). The next day, Lucius goes to his aunt's home for dinner, and there meets Thelyphron, who relates his tale of how witches cut off his nose and ears. After the meal, Lucius drunkenly returns to Milo's house in the dark, where he encounters three robbers, whom he soon slays before retiring to bed.

Does the narrative dramatize a value system alien to the Finnis-Nussbaum debate? Does it seem to validate either thinker in any way? Explain. . . .

We were talking today (19-Nov) about the Salem witch trials (colonial Massachuetts, 1692-1693) as a point of comparison with witchcraft and magic generally in The Golden Ass .

I suggest that this be approached with particular attention to issues of sexuality and gender — else it's not really relevant to the class.



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