Ellen Finkelpearl, PhD

Ellen Finkelpearl, PhD Ellen Finkelpearl is professor of classics at Scripps College. She received a BA from Princeton University and an MA and PhD from Harvard University. Finkelpearl is the author of Metamorphosis of Language in Apuleius: A Study of Allusion in the Novel (University of Michigan, 1998), A Survey of Scholarship on Apuleius' Metamorphoses (with Carl Schlam; Lustrum, 2000), An Apuleius Reader: Selections from the Metamorphoses (Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 2012), and numerous articles, mostly on Apuleius.

Ellen Finkelpearl, PhD's Books

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  • An Apuleius Reader: Selections from the Metamorphoses

    Author: Ellen Finkelpearl
    Product Code: 7141
    ISBN: 978-0-86516-714-8

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    Read less than it deserves at the undergraduate level, Apuleius' Metamorphoses tells the story of Lucius the ass-man and his encounters with sex, magic, robbers, storytellers, slaves, and finally the Goddess. From the cruel mockery of the Festival of Laughter to the sweet tale of Cupid and Psyche, from adventures that question human-animal boundaries to the profoundly spiritual conclusion, Apuleius constantly mingles the serious and comic, the bizarre and surreal with the quotidian details of ancient life.