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Apuleius and Africa: An International Classics Conference


I begin with the question, “Is Apuleius a canonical author?” Any answer that one might give would of course raise other questions; and in the context of this volume, the most important of these would be whether Apuleius’ African origin enters into it. But before confronting that question, I have to address a few others that are more basic. For one can hardly get started on this problem until asking, what is the canon and what forces govern its formation?


These remarks were delivered at "Apuleius and Africa: An International Classics Conference," which took place at Oberlin College on April 29–May 2, 2010.

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Date Posted: 03 January 2017