Reading in the Original

Tales of love and lust, of spite and whips, of hot oil and cold calculation: all these and more are on stage in the Golden Ass by Apuleius, dating to the Golden Age of the Roman empire and one of only two surviving Roman novels. We focus on the work’s central “Cupid and Psyche” story and (time permitting) may also sample its companion novel, Petronius’ Satyricon (with lust, whips, and oil of its own!).

Prerequisite: Latin 1 & 2, or equivalent.