Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis

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Apuleius ( called Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis c. 124 – c. 170 AD was a Latin-language prose writer. He was a Numidian Berber who lived under the Roman Empire[2] and was from Madaurus (now M'Daourouch, Algeria). He studiedPlatonist philosophy in Athens, travelled to Italy, Asia Minor, and Egypt and was an initiate in several cults or mysteries. The most famous incident in his life was when he was accused of using magic to gain the attentions (and fortune) of a wealthy widow. He declaimed and then distributed a witty tour de force in his own defense before the proconsul and a court of magistrates convened inSabratha, near ancient Tripoli, Libya. This is known as the Apologia.

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