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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Macrobius has two existing works: It is only lines of Latin prose but it is packed and pithy — hardly a word is wasted. Jason Jordan – – Intellectual History Review 28 4: A Journal of the History of Science At a certain point, copyists started including this section of the Republic with Macrobius’ commentary.

In a commenyary, Macrobius helped me tie up dozens upon dozens of loose threads that had been dangling in my consciousness for many years. Adam Kirsch – – Arion 20 1: This edition by W H Stahl has all the notes, comments and references you could hope for. Risk, Prudence and Moral Formation in the Laboratory.


Retrieved from ” https: It was something that also caught my attention in Porphyry’s Cave of The Nymphs. Retrieved 3 October No library descriptions found. This article has no associated abstract.

Anyone who is interested in the underpinnings of Medieval and Renaissance thought, philosophy and literature will find this book to be surprisingly readable and even entertaining to some degree. Highly recommended, but not for the feint of mind.

Aug 30, Anne rated it really liked it Shelves: Very helpful if you want to delve deeper into the origins and sources used by the Roman author. They travel down the planetary spheres, gaining ever denser bodies, before finally being born upon earth. The point of Macrobius’s Commentarywhich is surprisingly lucid and informative compared to other similar works from the early Middle Ages, is to present a thorough and critical explanation of the important elements in the Somnium Scipionis.

De Amicitia, Scipio’s Dream. Sestius rated it liked it May 21, Thanks for telling us about the problem. So much for the vicissitudes that civilizations experience, of perishing and arising again, as the world goes on unchanged. I think a book like this does serve as a good introduction to Neo-Platonism.

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I found this commentary incredibly engaging. Sign in Create an account. Linke and Georg Wissowa No categories specified categorize this paper.


Open Preview See a Problem? Readers of Chaucer’s dream visions such as The House of Fame or The Parliament of FowlsBoethius’s Consolation of Philosophy or even Dante’s Divine Comedy will have noted multiple references to Macrobius and the “dream of Scipioun” and will recognize the pattern established by Scipio’s dream.

Commentary on the Dream of Scipio

Apparently the Epicureans ridiculed Plato’s use of visionary materials, and Macrobius tells us that Cicero, in a desire to avoid such criticism, chose the form of a dream to speak of the rewards of an afterlife for virtuous statesmen and others who were pure in heart and to describe the path the soul takes going to and from the heavenly spheres.

Where Plato outlined an ideal state, Cicero was concerned with the ideal operation of the Roman Republic. Carl Boyer – – Isis: