MACROBIUS: COMMENTARY ON THE DREAM OF SCIPIO [William Harris Stahl] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. 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.

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Commentaire au Songe de Scipion. The Dream of Scipio.

I included a cosmological diagram found in here. They were not often all that original and were dependent on works of other philosophical writers, but they did offer in rather concise form a broad analysis of popular philosophical topics. Chris rated it om not like it Aug 24, Which “foreign sky” Macrobius was born under has been the subject of much speculation.

From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy 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. I didn’t read Aristotle’s Nichomachean Ethics anywhere near as quickly.

This effort toward epitomizing, summarizing and synthesizing while staying under the radar of the Church led to the permanent loss of cmmentary Classical works, notably those of Cicero and the Greek philosophers, and many others as well. Calin Rares Turliuc rated it it was amazing Nov 26, Thanks for telling us about the problem.


Cicero’s De re publica — of which a large section was discovered in the Vatican library in as a palimpsest concealed under a fourth or fifth century manuscript sccipio on the Psalms by St.

How quickly I read it should attest to my interest.

From the iconography of medieval architectural sculpture and illuminated manuscripts to the conceptual programs of major Renaissance and Reformation artistic enterprises, Macrobius’ Commentary on the Dream of Scipio is nothing less than an “intellectual oh key” to the visualizations of the world and the universe for a thousand years of Western art and literature. Marcus Tullius Cicero – Macrobius is one of the so-called encyclopedists.

Commentary on the Dream of Scipio by Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius

In a way, Macrobius helped me tie up dozens upon dozens of loose threads that had been dangling in my consciousness for many years. Tom K rated it really liked it Aug 12, Leo Dunsker rated it really liked it Sep 19, Thd quickly I read it should attest to my interest. I think that really does their merits as philosophical writers a disservice and it trivializes and marginalizes them.

It is only lines of Latin prose but it is packed and pithy — hardly a word is wasted. Carneades Clitomachus Charmadas Philo of Larissa.

Commentary on the Dream of Scipio [translation] by Macrobius | LibraryThing

William Harris Stahl, — The third, fourth, fifth and sixth books are devoted to Virgil, dwelling respectively on his learning in religious commentary, 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.


Rabel – – Ancient Philosophy 14 1: Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. I feel they are both unfairly maligned as being unoriginal. This is made pretty clear in this book. The translator holds that Macrobius had probably never read the actual works of Plato, but I find this difficult to accept.

Commentary on the Dream of Scipio

Jed Atkins – – Les Etudes Philosophiques 99 macrobisu Sketch map showing the inhabited northern region separated from the antipodes by an imagined ocean at the equator. This practice has made it very difficult for scholars to assign attribution to any one of the late Latin sources because much of it had entered what we would term the public domain.

The basic philosophy that Macrobius relates details a system of thought in which the souls of men are identified with the stars of the Milky Way. While this classification as well as many other parts of the work are apparently not original with Macrobius, he is credited with conveying this and other elements of Classical lore through the long Dark Ages.