Full text of cupid and psyche a mythological tale from the golden ass of apuleius see other formats google this is a digital copy of a book that was preserved for generations on library shelves before it was carefully scanned by google as part of a project to make the worlds books discoverable online. The metamorphoses of apuleius which augustine of hippo referred to as the golden ass asinus aureus is the only ancient roman novel in latin to survive in its entirety the protagonist of the novel is called lucius at the end of the novel he is revealed to be from madaurus the hometown of apuleius himself the plot revolves around the protagonists curiosity curiositas and insatiable . Cupid and psyche is a story originally from metamorphoses also called the golden ass written in the 2nd century ad by lucius apuleius madaurensis or platonicus the tale concerns the overcoming of obstacles to the love between psyche s a k i greek psyk soul or breath of life and cupid latin cupido desire or amor love greek eros . The most pleasant and delectable tale of the marriage of cupid and psyche from books iv to vi of the golden ass by lucius apuleius 2nd cent ad trans by william adlington 1566 the fourth book there was once a certain king inhabiting in the west parts who had to wife a noble dame by whom he had three daughters exceeding fair of whom the two elder were of such comely shape and
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