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Late 2nd century CE
The Golden Ass is written from a first-person point of view. The narrator is Lucius, the protagonist.
The Golden Ass is told in the past tense.
The novel recounts the adventures of Lucius, who is accidentally transformed into an ass, or donkey. An alternate title, Metamorphoses, means "transformations." St. Augustine, who mentions Apuleius's novel in his 5th-century theological tract The City of God, explains the story was described as "golden" because of its literary merit.
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