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Macrobius The correct order of his names is "Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius", which is how it appears in the earliest manuscripts of the "Saturnalia", and how he is addressed in the excerpts from his lost "De differentiis". Only in later manuscripts were his names reversed as "Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius", which James Willis then adopted for his edition of the "Commentary". Alan Cameron notes that Cassiodorus and Boethius both refer to him as "Macrobius Theodosius", while he was known during his lifetime as "Theodosius": the dedication to the "De differentiis" is addressed "Theodosius Symmacho suo" ("Theodosius to his Symmachus"), and by the dedicatory epistle to Avianus's "Fables", where he is addressed as "Theodosi optime".
Macrobius Little is known for certain about Macrobius, but there are many theories and speculations about him. He states at the beginning of his "Saturnalia" that he was "born under a foreign sky" ("sub alio ortos caelo"), and both of his major works are dedicated to his son, Eustachius. His major works have led experts to assume that he was a pagan.
Macrobius The first book is devoted to an inquiry as to the origin of the Saturnalia and the festivals of Janus, which leads to a history and discussion of the Roman calendar, and to an attempt to derive all forms of worship from that of the Sun. The second book begins with a collection of "bons mots", to which all present make their contributions, many of them being ascribed to Cicero and Augustus; a discussion of various pleasures, especially of the senses, then seems to have taken place, but almost the whole of this is lost. The third, 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 latter part of the third book is taken up with a dissertation upon luxury and the sumptuary laws intended to check it, which is probably a dislocated portion of the second book. The seventh book consists largely of the discussion of various physiological questions.
Macrobius A prominent lunar crater is named after Macrobius.
Macrobius Which "foreign sky" Macrobius was born under has been the subject of much speculation. Terrot Glover considers Macrobius either an ethnic Greek, or born in one of the Greek-speaking parts of the Roman Empire, such as Egypt, due to his intimate knowledge of Greek literature. J. E. Sandys went further and argued that Macrobius was born in one of the Greek provinces. However other experts, beginning with Ludwig van Jan, point 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.
Macrobius Cicero's "Dream of Scipio" described the Earth as a globe of insignificant size in comparison to the remainder of the cosmos. Many early medieval manuscripts of Macrobius include maps of the Earth, including the antipodes, zonal maps showing the Ptolemaic climates derived from the concept of a spherical Earth and a diagram showing the Earth (labeled as "globus terrae", the sphere of the Earth) at the center of the hierarchically ordered planetary spheres. (See also: flat Earth).
Macrobius Images from a 12th-century manuscript of Macrobius's "Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis" (Parchment, 50 ff.; 23.9 × 14 cm; Southern France). Date: ca. 1150. Source: Copenhagen, Det Kongelige Bibliotek, ms. NKS 218 4°.
Macrobius Macrobius, fully Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius, also known as Theodosius, was a Roman (reference needed), or perhaps of Greek descent from Egypt (see reference 4 and section "Life" below), who lived during the early fifth century, at the transition of the Roman to the Byzantine Empire, and when Latin was as widespread as Greek among the elite. He is primarily known for his writings, which include the widely copied and read "Commentarii in Somnium Scipionis" ("Commentary on the Dream of Scipio"), which was one of the most important sources for Platonism in the Latin West during the Middle Ages, the "Saturnalia", a compendium of ancient Roman religious and antiquarian lore, and "De differentiis et societatibus graeci latinique verbi" ("On the Differences and Similarities of the Greek and Latin Verb"), which is now lost.
Macrobius See editions by Ludwig von Jan (1848–1852, with a bibliography of previous editions, and commentary), Franz Eyssenhardt (1893, Teubner text), James Willis (1994, new Teubner), and R. A. Kaster (OCT and Loeb, 2011); on the sources of the "Saturnalia" see H. Linke (1880) and Georg Wissowa (1880). The grammatical treatise will be found in Jan's edition and Heinrich Keil's "Grammatici latini"; see also Georg Friedrich Schömann, "Commentatio macrobiana" (1871).
Macrobius Macrobius's "Saturnalia" (, "Seven Books of the Saturnalia") consists of an account of the discussions held at the house of Vettius Agorius Praetextatus during the holiday of the Saturnalia. It contains a great variety of curious historical, mythological, critical, antiquarian and grammatical discussions. "The work takes the form of a series of dialogues among learned men at a fictional banquet." There is little attempt to give any dramatic character to the dialogue; in each book some one of the personages takes the leading part, and the remarks of the others serve only as occasions for calling forth fresh displays of erudition.