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Apuleius' sphere of life and death

Apuleius' sphere of life and death

Plate 1: Apuleius changed into a donkey listening to the story told by the old woman spinning

Plate 12: Psyche's sisters persuading Psyche that she has been sleeping with a serpent, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 14: Psyche kneeling in the foreground as Cupid flees from her, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 29: Cupid begging Jupiter to have mercy on Psyche with Mercury at left, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 8: Psyche seated at a table attended by invisible servants, as Cupid rests his head on her shoulder, at right four men standing singing from an open book, one playing a lute, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 10: Nymphs dressing Psyche's hair, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 16: A white bird tells Psyche of Cupid's illness, as she rides dolphins on the sea accompanied by tritons and nereids, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 32: Cupid and Psyche in the nuptial bed, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 20: Juno, standing at left, sends away Psyche, who kneels before her, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 11: Psyche offering presents to her sisters who also appear on the clouds at upper right, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 25: Psyche setting off in Charon's boat, ignoring the old man at left who requests alms, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 18: Venus in her dove-drawn chariot complaining to Jupiter, who is accompanied by Mercury and an eagle, at left Mercury has descended to earth, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 21: Female personifications of Sorrow and Pain at right punishing Psyche at the behest of Venus, who sits at right, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 9: Cupid and Psyche on a bed, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 5: Psyche, seated, being taken to a mountain with a musical troupe lead the way, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 7: Psyche attended in her bath, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 26: Psyche enters the underworld giving an offering to Cerberus, with two elderly women at left, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 15: Psyche telling her sisters about her misfortunes, with her sisters falling off of a precipice at upper left, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 22: Venus standing at right ordering Psyche to sort a pile of grain, at left the same pair hold a loaf of bread, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 3: Psyche's two sisters are married to kings, with Psyche standing at left, accompanied by another king, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 4: Psyche's father consulting the Oracle, accompanied by another king, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 23: Psyche on the order of Venus departing to find the golden fleece, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 30: Venus and Cupid pleading their case before Jupiter and other Gods with Mercury transporting Psyche to the heavens at lower right, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 27: Proserpine give Psyche the box of beauty, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 1: Apuleius changed into a donkey, listening to the story told by the old woman, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 24: Venus and Psyche standing at right, pointing to the underworld at center, into which Psyche enters, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 2: People rendering divine honors to Psyche, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 17: Venus chastising Cupid, who sits on a bed, with Psyche at right, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 6: Zephyr carrying Psyche to an enchanted palace, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 13: Psyche looking at Cupid, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 19: Ceres at right, leaning on a pedestal, refusing to assist Psyche, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 28: Psyche, wanting to appear more beautiful opens the box, as Cupid arrives in the upper right, and at left his arrow pierces Psyche, who has fallen to the ground, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Plate 31: Gods celebrating the wedding of Cupid and Psyche, from the Story of Cupid and Psyche as told by Apuleius

Apuleia in Search of Apuleius (unpublished plate, Liber Studiorum)

Apuleia in Search of Apuleius (unpublished plate, Liber Studiorum)

Apuleius, Lucius

Apuleius, Lucius

Apuleius discussing his views on demons; men worshipping souls

Men, Trinity and devils; philosophers like Apuleius assigned to the demons the middle position between God and men with their eternal misery

Apuleius advises the use of demons as mediators between mankind and the gods

Apuleius, Lucius

Apuleius, Lucius

Apuleius, Lucius

Detail from BL Burn 128, f. 2

Apuleius, Lucius

Apuleius, Lucius

Apuleius, Lucius

According to Apuleius the souls are demons and on leaving the bodies become Lares (after a good life), Lemures or Larvae (after a bad life) and Manes (if it is uncertain whether the life was good or bad); men fleeing from the souls-demons

Apuleius, Lucius

Apuleius, Lucius

Apuleius, Lucius

Apuleius, Lucius

There exist three kinds of beings with a rational soul, according to Platonists like Apuleius, who writes about it in his book 'On The God of Socrates': the gods in heaven, the demons in the air and the men on earth

St. Augustine and Apuleius with theologians and philosophers discussing; Christians adoring God the Father in heaven and the Romans worshipping idols

Apuleius, Lucius

Decorated initial from BL Burn 128, f. 2

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Eros und Psyche. Libretto. German

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Psyché. Libretto

Eros und Psyche. Libretto. German

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Psyché. Libretto

Eros und Psyche. Libretto. German

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Psyché. Libretto

Eros und Psyche. Libretto. German

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Psyché. Libretto

Eros und Psyche. Libretto. German

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Psyché. Libretto

Eros und Psyche. Libretto. German

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