Apuleius

Overview:

  • Legal Name: Apuleius, Lucius
  • Place of Birth: Madauros, Byzacium
  • Date of Birth: 0123
  • Date of Death: 0180

Notes:

Latin author, primarily remembered as author of The Golden Ass, the only Roman novel to survive intact. Educated in Carthage and Athens, Apuleius wrote the Apologia as a defense against charges of using magic to win the affections of Aemilia Pudentilla, a rich widow. After his acquital, he lived in Carthage.

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