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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De Amicitia, Scipio’s Dream. Macrobius on the Dream of Scipio M. However, since Macrobius is frequently referred to as vir clarissimus et inlustrisa title which was achieved by holding public office, we can reasonably expect his name to appear in the Codex Theodosianus.

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Initial E shaped in the form of a writing man, probably representing Macrobius himself. Commentaire au Songe de Scipion.

Commentary on the Dream of Scipio

William Harris Stahl, — commentart Marta Garcia Alonso – – Pensamiento 65 Views Read Edit View history. A prominent lunar crater is named after Macrobius.

Little is known for certain about Macrobius, but there are many svipio and speculations about him. Which “foreign sky” Macrobius was born under has been the subject of much speculation. Sandys went further and argued that Macrobius was born in one of the Greek provinces.

Barker-Benfield – – The Classical Review 37 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. 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 Jed Atkins – – Les Etudes Philosophiques 99 4: This article has no associated abstract.


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History of Western Philosophy. Paul Scherz – – Journal of Moral Education 47 3: Retrieved 3 October A Journal of the History of Science However other experts, beginning with Ludwig van Janpoint out that despite his familiarity with Greek literature Macrobius was far more familiar with Latin than Greek—as evidenced by his enthusiasm for Vergil and Cicero —and favor North Africa, which was part of the Latin-speaking portion of the Roman Empire.

Linke and Georg Wissowa Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 15 3: The nature of the dream, in which the elder Scipio appears to his comemntary grandson and describes the life of the good after death and the constitution of the universe from a Stoic and 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.

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By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A Journal of the History of Science Carl Boyer – – Isis: Retrieved from ” https: Sanford – – Classical World: Peden – – The Classical Review 52 Harris – – Journal of Speculative Philosophy 15 1: Oakley – macobius The Classical Review 42 Macrobius craterMacrobius priestand Macrobius Cove. Errington – – The Classical Review 21 Oakley – – The Classical Review 42 Marta Garcia Alonso – – Pensamiento 65 Alan Cameron notes that Cassiodorus and Boethius both refer to him as “Macrobius Theodosius”, while he was known during his lifetime as “Theodosius”: 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.


A Quarterly Journal on Antiquity The first book sciio devoted to an inquiry as to the origin of the Saturnalia and the festivals of Januswhich leads to a history and discussion of the Roman calendar, and to an attempt to derive all forms of worship from that of the Sun.

Only in later manuscripts were his names reversed as “Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius”, which James Willis then adopted for his edition of the Commentary. History of Science in General Philosophy of Science.

Adam Kirsch – – Arion 20 1: Request removal from index. Cicero’s Dream of Scipio described the Earth as a globe of insignificant size in comparison to the remainder of the cosmos.