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The embedded story in Apuleius, Metamorphoses IV.28–VI.24 (the so-called 'Tale of Cupid and Psyche') has elements of a fairy tale. It's referred to as belonging to the category of narrationes lepidae anilesque fabulae and begins like this: erant in quadam civitate rex et regina. There were in a certain city a king and a queen. The indefinite quadam ...

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