See J. Tatum, Apuleius and the Golden Ass (1979).
(born circa AD 124, Madauros, Numidia—died after 170?) Roman Platonic philosopher, rhetorician, and author. His The Golden Ass, a prose narrative of the ribald adventures of a young man who is changed into an ass, was long influential. This novel, considered a revelation of ancient manners, is valuable for its description of the ancient religious mysteries. Apuleius's philosophical treatises include three books on Plato, two of which survive.
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It is derived from the latin word Lux (Lux, Lucis), meaning "light" (<PIE *leuk-, "brightness"). Another etymology proposed is a derivation from etruscan Lauchum, meaning "king", which however was transferred into Latin as lucumo.
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