Appulēius (also, Āpul-), i, m., the name of several Romans, among whom the most distinguished were, L. Appuleius Saturninus, a turbulent tribune of the people (about A.U.C. 653): post Gracchos eloquentissimus, Cic. Brut. 62, 224.
— A native of Madaura, in Africa, who was a spirited and flowery, but sometimes bombastic writer of the second century. His principal work yet extant is called Metamorphoseon sive de Asino Aureo libri XI.; cf. Bahr, Lit. Gesch. p. 422 sq.; Teuffel, Rom. Lit. § 362.
—Hence, Appulēius, a, um,
adj., of Appuleius: lex, proposed by the tribune Appuleius, Cic. Balb. 21; id: Leg. 2, 6; Flor. 3, 16.