Apuleius

ApuleiusIn existographies, Apuleius (c.124-170AD) (Cattell 1000:927) (SHP:20) (CR:5) was a Roman-ruled Numidian Latin author, noted for []

Overview
In c.165AD, Apuleius, in his Metamorphosis, aka The Golden Ass (Augustine, c.400AD), described how the Egyptian parade ceremonies, with Osiris, Isis, and Anubis, were performed in Rome publicly.

Silent historians problem
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Apuleius is cited, along with Homer, Aesop, and Apollonius, as authors upon which later Jesus stories were possibly based (Ѻ); cited (pg. 266) by Budge, Volume Two (1904).

Other
It was Friedrich Jodl (1849-1914), to note, who convinced Otto Weininger to change the title of his 1903 book from Eros and Psyche (original title), seemingly on Apuleius’ “Cupid and Psyche”, in his Metamorphosis, to Sex and Character (Geschlecht und Charakter), the latter considered more “scholarly”, in Jodl’s view. [2]

Quotes | By
The following are noted quotes by Apuleius:

“The Egyptians hold the festival of Isis at the time when they say she is mourning for Osiris. At that time the Nile River begins to rise, and it is a common saying among the natives that it is the tears of Isis that cause the river to rise and water the fields.”
— Apuleius (c.165AD), Eleventh Book; cited by Wallis Budge (1904) [1]

References
1. Budge, Wallis. (1904). The Gods of the Egyptians, Volume Two (pgs. 216-17; Isis weeping, pg. 219). Dover, 1969.
2. (a) Janik, Allan and Veigly, Hans. (1998). Wittgenstein in Vienna: a Biographical Excursion through the City and its History (§9: Schwarzspanierstrasse 15, pgs. 204-05; Jodl, 2+ pgs). Springer Science.
(c) Cupid and Psyche – Wikipedia.

Further reading
● Evola, Julius. (1996). The Mystery of the Holy Grail: Initiation and Magic in the Quest for the Spirit (Isis, 4+ pgs; Osiris, 4+ pgs; Horus, 3+ pgs). Simon & Schuster.

External links
Apuleius – Wikipedia.

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