Macrobius’s Saturnalia, an encyclopedic celebration of Roman culture written in the early fifth century CE, has been prized since the Renaissance as a treasure. Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius, (flourished ad ), Latin grammarian and philosopher whose most important work is the Saturnalia, the last known example. NINO MARINONE: I Saturnalia di Macrobio Teodosio. Pp. Turin: Unione Tipografico-Editore, Cloth, L. 12, MACROBIUs’ Saturnalia has at last been.

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Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius

Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. See editions by Ludwig von Jan —, with a bibliography of previous editions, and commentaryFranz EyssenhardtTeubner textJames Willisnew Teubnerand R. Any text sagurnalia add should be original, not copied from other sources. You may find it helpful to search within the site to see how similar or related subjects are covered.

Frozen climes in yellow; Temperate climes in blue; Torrid clime in red. Alan Cameron notes that Cassiodorus and Boethius both refer to him as “Macrobius Theodosius”, while he was known during his lifetime as “Theodosius”: The biographical and cultural information in sathrnalia one and three is squarely ssturnalia line with current thinking.

The order of presentation is this: Only in later manuscripts were his names reversed as “Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius”, which James Willis then adopted for his edition of the Commentary.

Given the complexity of the task, the editing standard throughout is very high. The second book begins with a collection of bons motsto which all present make their contributions, many of them being ascribed to Cicero and Augustus ; a discussion of ssturnalia pleasures, especially of the senses, then seems to have taken place, but almost the whole of this is lost.


If you prefer to suggest your own revision of the article, you can go to edit mode requires login. 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 Demise of Paganism J.

The Saturnalia

Sketch map showing the inhabited northern region separated from the antipodes by an imagined ocean at the equator. So wherever you spot an error, please do report it. On wine and pleasures according to Plato, Aristotle, and Hippocrates. Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, ms.

LacusCurtius — The Saturnalia of Macrobius

The madrobius, 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. 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.

We are all in his debt. Little is known for certain about Macrobius, but there are many theories and speculations about him.

Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of Cicero’s Dream of Scipio described the Macrobisu as a globe of insignificant size in comparison to the remainder of the cosmos. Background material on Macrobius may appear here in safurnalia fullness of time, but as usual I’m not about to let that delay anything: Commentary on the Dream of Scipio New York: There are objections to either identification: Arcesilaus Lacydes Telecles Evander Hegesinus. Your contribution may be further edited by our staff, and its publication is subject to our final approval.


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Sandys went further and argued that Macrobius was born in one of the Greek provinces. Aristotle, ancient Greek philosopher and scientist, one of the greatest intellectual figures of Western….

It is by its very nature derivative. Saturnaliorum Libri Septem”Seven Daturnalia of the Saturnalia ” consists of an account of the discussions held at the house of Vettius Agorius Praetextatus during the holiday of the Saturnalia.

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. See also Cameron There was a problem with your submission. New York Wigodsky, M.

The Last Pagans of Rome. What, ultimately, do we gain from these enticements to sustained reading?