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Martianus Capella a literary re-evaluation. by Fanny LeMoine

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Published by Arbeo-Gesellschaft in München .
Written in English


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SeriesMünchener Beiträge zur Mediävistik und Renaissance-Forschung,, 10
LC ClassificationsPA6511.M3 L4
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 245 p.
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5497069M
ISBN 103920128095
LC Control Number73331053

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  Martianus Capella by Martianus Capella. Publication date Publisher Leipzig: B.G. Teubner Verlagsgesellschaft Collection Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to Borrow. Books for People with Print Pages: COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. Martianus Minneus Felix Capella, (flourished 5th century ad), a native of North Africa and an advocate at Carthage whose prose and poetry introduction to the liberal arts was of immense cultural influence down to the late Middle Ages.. Capella’s major work was written perhaps about ad and certainly before Its overall title is not known. Manuscripts give the title De nuptiis. This chapter discusses De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii (The Marriage of Philology and Mercury), an influential commentary on the liberal arts written by the fifth-century author Martianus Capella. Due to its form, the prosimetrum, and its framework, an allegorised mythography and cosmology, De nuptiis is an ideal source of complete and reliable information about the seven liberal arts.

The commentary tradition on Martianus Capella's fifth-century allegorical encyclopedia of the liberal arts, De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii, provides an enclosed and rugged terrain through which to map the differing conceptual frameworks within which the liberal arts gained pedagogical and philosophical traction. Martianus remained the Cited by: 1. This critical edition presents the only complete, later medieval Latin commentary on the first two books of Martianus Capella's influential handbook of the Seven Liberal Arts. Using his allegorical interpretation of the programmatic marriage of Mercury (eloquence) and Philology (learning) as a speculative, proto-scientific method of inquiry, the commentator provides encyclopedic coverage of.   In Martianus Capella's day architecture and medicine were no longer taught in the schools, the curriculum of which was reduced to rhetoric and its accompanying arts. St. Augustine, broader minded, mentions architecture and medicine but does not group them with the other arts. Moreover, even in Varro, philosophy is represented only by dialectics. MARTIANUS CAPELLA (ge; ge, ca. a.d. –) transmission of knowledge.. Martianus may have been a secondary school teacher or a rhetorician, and he appears to have pleaded cases as a rhetor or advocate. He was the author of De nuptiis philologiae et Mercurii, the most popular textbook in the Latin West during the early Middle in the form of an allegory of a.