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Questions related to the life and work of Lucius Apuleius Madaurensis ( c. 124 – c. 170 AD) a Numidian who wrote Latin-language prose, most notably the Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass. Questions about his works should use the [latin-literature] tag.

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In Cupid and Psyche, why does Cupid hide himself from Psyche?

In the myth, Cupid only comes to Psyche in the dark, so she doesn't know who he is or what he looks like. What's Cupid's motivation for hiding his identity? Was he planning to do that indefinitely if ...
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What is up with the oracle's prophecy in the story of Cupid and Psyche?

In the story of Cupid and Psyche, found in the Metamorphoses of Apuleius, Cupid, sent to wound Psyche with his arrows, falls in love with her himself, and flees. Later, her parents consult the oracle ...
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