Description. This illumination is from a 15th-century Italian manuscript of Macrobius’s commentary on Cicero’s Somnium Scipionis (Dream of Scipio). It shows the. Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii, Uiri Consularis, & Illustris, in Somnium Scipionis, Lib. Ii. Saturnaliorum, Lib. Vii. [REVIEW]Ambrosius Aurelius Theodosius. Macrobius. Commentary on the Dream of Scipio by William Harris Stahl. [ REVIEW]George Sarton – – Isis: A Journal of the History of Science

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The five climes of the Earth. Edit this record Mark as duplicate Export citation Find it on Scholar Request removal from index Translate to english Revision history. The latter part of the third book is taken up with a dissertation upon luxury and the sumptuary laws intended to check it, which commmentary probably a dislocated portion of the second book.

History of Western Philosophy. Marcus Tullius CiceroJ.

Retrieved 3 October Carl Boyer – – Isis: Risk, Prudence and Moral Formation in the Laboratory. The nature of the dream, in which the elder Scipio appears to his adopted grandson and describes the life of the good after death and the constitution of the universe from a Stoic scioio Neo-Platonic point of view, gave occasion for Macrobius to discourse upon the nature of the cosmostransmitting much classical philosophy to the later Middle Ages.

Little is known for certain about Macrobius, but there are many theories and speculations about him.

The form of the Saturnalia is copied from Plato ‘s Symposium and Gellius ‘s Noctes atticae ; the chief authorities whose names, however, are not quoted are Gellius, Seneca the philosopher, Plutarch Quaestiones convivialesAthenaeus and the commentaries of Servius and others on Virgil. The primary value of the work lies in the facts and opinions quoted from earlier writers. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote Wikisource. Scholars have attempted to identify him with a Macrobius who is mentioned in the Codex Theodosianus as a praetorian prefect of Spain —and a proconsul of Africa Terrot Glover considers Macrobius either an ethnic Greek, or born in one of the Greek-speaking parts of the Roman Empire, such as Egypt, due to his intimate knowledge of Greek literature.


Les belLes Lettres, Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy. Macrobius Cove in Antarctica is named after Macrobius. Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, ms.

Commentary on the Dream of Scipio

Macrobius on the Dream of Scipio M. Oakley – – The Classical Review 42 He is primarily known for his writings, which include the widely copied and read Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis “Commentary on the Dream of Scipio”which was one of the most important sources for Platonism in the Latin West during the Middle Ages, the Saturnaliaa compendium of ancient Roman religious and antiquarian lore, and De differentiis et societatibus graeci latinique verbi “On the Differences and Similarities of the Greek and Latin Verb “which is oof lost.

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Macrobius – Wikipedia

The Dream of Scipio. Sanford – – Classical World: Macrobius craterMacrobius priestand Macrobius Cove. De Amicitia, Scipio’s Dream. Marcus Tullius Cicero – This article has no associated abstract. Adam Kirsch – – Arion 20 1: Added to PP index Total downloads 1 1, of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? The third, fourth, fifth and sixth books are devoted to Virgil, dwelling respectively on his learning in religious matters, his rhetorical skill, his debt to Homer with a comparison of the art of the two and to other Greek writers, and the nature and extent of his borrowings from the earlier Latin poets.

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History of Western Philosophy. It contains a great variety of curious jacrobius, mythological, critical, antiquarian and grammatical kn. Adam Kirsch – – Arion 20 1: The correct order of his names is “Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius”, which is how it appears in the earliest manuscripts of the Saturnaliaand how he is addressed in the excerpts from his lost De differentiis.

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Marta Garcia Alonso – – Pensamiento 65 Frozen climes in yellow; Temperate climes in blue; Torrid clime in red. Peden – – The Classical Review 52 The seventh book consists largely of the discussion of various physiological questions.