(b. c. 124, Madauros, Numidia [near modern Mdaourouch, Alg.]--d. probably after 170), Platonic philosopher, rhetorician, and author famous for The Golden Ass, a early version of the "novel". The work, called Metamorphoses by its author, narrates the adventures of a young man changed by magic into an ass.
Metamorphoses a.k.a. Golden Ass
three books on Plato (the third is lost: surviving are de Platone et eius dogmate ("On Plato and His Teaching") and de deo Socratis
de mundo ("On the world")
Not by A. but long attributed to him: