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APULEIUS: Golden Ass (The) (Unabridged)

‘In this hapless state I looked myself over and saw that I was now no bird, but an ass…’

In this ancient picaresque adventure, Lucius, an insatiably curious young man, finds himself transformed into a donkey after his fascination with black magic and witchcraft goes awry. While trapped in his new body, he becomes the property of thieves, farmers, cooks, soldiers and priests, and observes the hypocrisy and ineptitude of Imperial Roman society. The Golden Ass is considered the only novel to survive the Roman period, and the earliest novel to survive complete in the Western literary tradition. It is brimming with slapstick humour and sexual escapades, and foreshadows later works by Boccaccio, Rabelais, Cervantes and Chaucer, upon whom it was a direct influence.



Disc 1

  The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player The Golden Ass 00:15:04
2.   Play with flash player 'My dear Socrates,' I said, 'what you tell me…' 00:10:15
3.   Play with flash player 'When we had gone some way the sun rose…' 00:13:38
4.   Play with flash player Book 2 00:11:07
5.   Play with flash player As she said this, she looked at me and laughed. 00:13:34
6.   Play with flash player One day Byrrhena insisted that I should have… 00:09:25


Disc 2

  The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Left alone with the corpse for company…' 00:12:04
2.   Play with flash player Book 3 00:10:07
3.   Play with flash player There then arose the senior magistrate… 00:11:43
4.   Play with flash player 'I was coming away disconsolate…' 00:11:13
5.   Play with flash player And so she carried on. 00:05:56
6.   Play with flash player Book 4 00:11:18
7.   Play with flash player In the middle of all this, one of them… 00:10:59


Disc 3

  The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player 'Excited by this ingenious scheme…' 00:11:56
2.   Play with flash player They went on with this sort of soft soap… 00:09:16
3.   Play with flash player So saying, she summoned that winged son… 00:08:18
4.   Play with flash player Book 5 00:09:12
5.   Play with flash player The sisters inquired the way to the rock… 00:10:35
6.   Play with flash player The two sisters, sworn accomplices… 00:10:13
7.   Play with flash player Then Psyche, though naturally weak in body… 00:12:47


Disc 4

  The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Proclaiming her wrongs in this way… 00:05:08
2.   Play with flash player Book 6 00:12:01
3.   Play with flash player With these words, she flew at Psyche… 00:10:17
4.   Play with flash player Then indeed Psyche knew that her last hour.. 00:12:32
5.   Play with flash player That then was the tale told by the drunken… 00:12:17
6.   Play with flash player Book 7 00:11:40
7.   Play with flash player Without a moment's hesitation the robbers… 00:07:54


Disc 5

  The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Delighted with our vengeance… 00:09:23
2.   Play with flash player Only a few days later he played an even worse… 00:11:43
3.   Play with flash player Book 8 00:11:44
4.   Play with flash player 'But Thrasyllus, always hasty and as rash…' 00:11:04
5.   Play with flash player That was his story, told with many deep sighs… 00:11:04
6.   Play with flash player It concerned a certain slave to whom his master… 00:09:50
7.   Play with flash player Anyway, let me tell you how heavenly providence… 00:06:52


Disc 6

  The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Book 9 00:10:03
2.   Play with flash player Having stayed in this place for a few days… 00:09:11
3.   Play with flash player Now, let me present to you an exceptionally… 00:10:39
4.   Play with flash player 'But when day came and Barbarus got up…' 00:12:28
5.   Play with flash player The miller then followed suit with his wife… 00:09:13
6.   Play with flash player While everyone was still numbed… 00:14:00
7.   Play with flash player Book 10 00:07:40


Disc 7

  The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player But while these vile creatures were considering… 00:14:04
2.   Play with flash player As for me, I was once again launched… 00:10:23
3.   Play with flash player When, after a journey partly on land… 00:09:59
4.   Play with flash player At the news of the girl's grievous death… 00:10:13
5.   Play with flash player After them there entered a third girl… 00:09:20
6.   Play with flash player Book 11 00:11:36
7.   Play with flash player The awesome prophecy was ended… 00:06:37


Disc 8

  The Golden Ass (Unabridged)
1.   Play with flash player Next appeared the gods who deigned to proceed… 00:11:56
2.   Play with flash player Meanwhile swift Rumour had not been slow… 00:12:01
3.   Play with flash player Morning came, and, the ceremonies duly… 00:14:00

Total Playing Time: 09:05:32






Author(s):
Apuleius

Reader(s):
Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Classic Fiction

Catalogue No: NA0272

Barcode: 9781781980583

Release Date: 08/2017

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