Text of Apuleius' Metamorphoses in original Latin, with an English translation and the Groningen Commentary Series to the text. Additionally, the texts of Pro se de Magia and Florida are included as well as commentaries for both works by Vincent Hunink. Apuleius of Madauros wrote his eleven books of the Metamorphoses (or The Golden Ass) in the late second century CE. It is the first fully extant specimen of an extended Latin work of prose fiction, written in the colloquial language of the period. The Groningen commentary to the Metamorphoses was published as a multi-volume book series between 1977 and 2015 by the Groningen Commentaries on Apuleius group.