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The nuptiiw imagines that he is telling his son Martianus 1. Print Save Cite Email Share. The contents of book three are consistent with the grammatical knowledge of the fourth and fifth centuries: Selected pages Title Page. There is also a chapter devoted to rhetoric.

Read more Read less. English Choose a language for shopping. The title refers to the allegorical union ce the intellectually profitable pursuit Mercury of learning by way of the art of letters Philology.

Clarendon Press,p. The Berlin commentary on Martianus Capella’s De nuptiis Among the wedding gifts are seven maids who will be Philology’s servants: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Willis produced a new edition for Teubner in If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

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The work is thus something of a metaliterary joke, since Martianus develops an educational plan that is first of all configured as a recovery of the encyclopedic disciplines and of their epistemological status Cristante ; Schievenin The treatment of the subjects belongs to a tradition which goes back to Varro’s Disciplinaeeven to Varro’s passing allusion to architecture and medicine, which in Martianus Capella’s day were mechanics’ arts, material for clever slaves but not for senators.


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The De nuptiis came to achieve its canonical status in the aftermath of the Carolingian renaissance, and its importance to the era is evinced by the glosses of Johannes Scotus Eriugena, Philllogiae of Loan, and Remigius of Auxerre.

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The eighth book describes a modified geocentric astronomical model, in which the Earth is at rest in the center of the universe and circled by the moon, the sun, three planets and the stars, while Mercury and Venus circle the Sun. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works mercuurii.

Its frame story in the first two books relates the courtship and wedding of Mercury intelligent or profitable pursuitwho has been refused by Wisdom, Divination and the Soul, with the maiden Philologia learning, philologize more literally the love of letters and studywho is made immortal under the protection of the gods, the Musesthe Cardinal Virtues and the Graces.

University Press Scholarship Online. The final result of this endeavor would be represented by the physical union of the first two of these personified categories, whose wedding is celebrated by the Olympian gods and accompanied by lengthy treatises on mortal learning in the allegorical figures of the seven liberal arts.


Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. The dowry that Mercury offers Philology consists of seven virgines ; these represent the seven artes liberalesand each one demonstrates to the gathered divinities the basics of her eponymous discipline: Each book is an abstract or a compilation from earlier authors.

Martianus Capella, De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii, CA. 420–490

Philology, as the only person qualified to preserve and to organize the mrecurii of knowledge, is to be the guide of these disciplines Cristante ; Ferrarino Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Set up a giveaway. The editio princeps of De nuptiisedited by Franciscus Vitalis Bodianus, was printed in Vicenza in The chapter also turns to the glosses of Remigius of Auxerre, the most ambitious to have been produced during the ninth century.

Martianus Capella can best be understood in terms of the reputation of his book. Modern interpreters have less interest in Martianus’s ideas, “except for the light his work throws on what men in other times and places knew or thought it was important to know about the artes liberales “.

Martianus Capella

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. The verse portions, on the whole correct and classically constructed, are in imitation of Varro. ;hilologiae page was last edited on 24 Novemberat Kiss My Relics Author s: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Publications Pages Publications Pages.