Lucius Apuleius Platonicus, a second - century comic author, is best remembered for his bawdy, picaresque Latin novel Metamorphoses, better known as The Golden Ass, but his Apologia: a Discourse on Magic is one of the funniest of the surviving classical texts. He inherited a substantial fortune from his father and studied Platonic philosophy in Athens. He was admired for his great facility with the Latin language.
Lucius Apuleius was a brilliant and multi-talented follower of Plato. He a Romanized Berber, memorized for his bawdy picaresque novel “The Metamorphoses”, well-known as “The Golden Ass”. He spent his youth in learning the liberal sciences and the nine muses.