Apuleius, Lucius°

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APULEIUS, LUCIUS ° (second century c.e.), Latin author from N. Africa. Apuleius is best known as the author of the Metamorphoses. In his Apologia (also known as De Magia) he mentions both Moses and Johannes (presumably *Jannes; cf. Numenius) among important magicians who were active after Zoroaster and Hostanes (Apologia, 90). In Florida 1:6, he refers to the Jews as believers in superstition (superstitiosi).

[Jacob Petroff]