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Manilius (crater) Manilius has a well-defined rim with a sloping inner surface that runs directly down to the ring-shaped mound of scree along the base, and a small outer rampart. The small crater interior has a higher albedo than the surroundings, and it appears bright when the sun is overhead. Within the crater is a central peak formation near the midpoint. The crater also possesses a ray system that extends for a distance of over 300 kilometers.
Marcus Manilius The author of Astronomica is neither quoted nor mentioned by any ancient writer. Even his name is uncertain, but it was probably Marcus Manilius; in the earlier books the author is anonymous, the later give Manilius, Manlius, Mallius. The poem itself implies that the writer lived under Augustus or Tiberius, and that he was a citizen of and resident in Rome. According to the early 18th century classicist Richard Bentley, he was an Asiatic Greek; according to the 19th-century classicist Fridericus Jacob an African. His work is one of great learning; he had studied his subject in the best writers, and generally represents the most advanced views of the ancients on astronomy (or rather astrology).
Marcus Manilius Manilius frequently imitates Lucretius, whom he resembles in earnestness and originality and in the power of enlivening the dry bones of his subject. Although his diction presents some peculiarities, the style is metrically correct.
Astronomica (Manilius) Little is known about Manilius; he was not quoted by any extant Latin author (a Latin author whose works exist today), but it is believed that the "Astronomica" was read by many (including Lucan, Petronius, Titus Calpurnius Siculus, Tertullian, Claudian, and Julius Firmicus Maternus). The work was rediscovered by the Italian humanist Poggio Bracciolini 1416–1417. Although it was read and commented on, the poem was not as popular as other classical Latin poems, and it was neglected by scholars for centuries. However, modern scholarship has taken a renewed interest in the poem.
Astronomica (Manilius) The text of the "Astronomica" as it is known today depends on three manuscripts, known as G, L, and M, which belong to two separate manuscript families. Manuscripts G and L are descendants of an earlier (now lost) manuscript known as "α" (after which the first family is named), and ms. M is derived from a lost manuscript known as "β" (after which the second family is named). G, dating from the late 10th to the 11th century, was found at the monastery of Gembloux in Brabant. Manuscript L, from the library of Leipzig, was probably written around the mid-11th century and has many corrections made by a scribe. M is a descendant of the manuscript (ms. β) rediscovered by Poggio Bracciolini near Constance during a break in the Council of Constance (which he attended) c.1416–17. Bracciolini had the poem transcribed by a German amanuensis, but due to the scribe's incompetence he sarcastically remarked that the resulting copy had to be "divined rather than read" ("divinare oportet non legere"). Manuscript M has been singled out as possibly the most-important surviving manuscript, because it is apparently a direct copy of the original "Astronomica" and of better quality than the postulated manuscript α (which was probably derived from the original text and was corrupted during transcription).
Astronomica (Manilius) The "Astronomica" is considered a work of erudition, elegance, and passion; according to a Harvard University Press summary, Manilius "exhibit[s] great virtuosity in rendering mathematical tables and diagrams in verse form" and "the poet writes with some passion about his Stoic beliefs and shows much wit and humour in his character sketches of persons born under particular stars". The poem has been noted for its peculiar (albeit metrically-correct) style, largely due to its unusual content and lack of a stylistic antecedent. Jacobs, Monceaux, and others have attributed the "Astronomica" idiosyncrasies to Manilius's reported African origin; he wrote and spoke a form of "Africitas", a putative African dialect of Latin "with strongly marked peculiarities of vocabulary, syntax, sentence-structure, and style". However, according to Brock, there is very little evidence (other than the hypothetical presence of Africitas in the poem) that Manilius was from Africa.
Astronomica (Manilius) Manilius frequently imitates Lucretius, who wrote the didactic poem "De rerum natura", and some classicists have said that Manilius intended to write six books in imitation of Lucretius's work. Evidence for this hypothesis is scarce, and it remains speculative (attractive, according to Volk). Lucretius approached the world from an Epicurean standpoint (a philosophy that emphasizes materialism and skepticism of superstition and divine intervention), but Manilius’s work is largely Stoic in outlook, espousing creationism (in the Greco-Roman sense) and emphasizing the deterministic nature of fate. According to Volk, "Manilius is a veritable anti-Lucretius and his presentation in the "Astronomica" of an orderly cosmos ruled by fate is a direct attack on the random universe depicted by his predecessor". Part of this philosophical difference is conveyed by Manilius via grammatical voice: unlike Lucretius, who often uses a passive construction to convey his understanding of nature, Manilius uses active grammatical constructions to convey the intentionality he sees in creation (e.g. "God and reason, which rules all things, guide earthly animals by heavenly signs", "deus et ratio qaue cuncta gubernat ducit ab aeternis terrena animalia signis"). Furthermore, while Lucretius used "De rerum natura" to present a non-theistic account of creation, Manilius "was a creationist rather than a materialistic evolutionist", and he consequently refers to "one spirit" ("unus spiritus", l.2.64), a "divine power" ("divina potentia", l.3.90), a "creator" ("auctor", l.3.681), and a "god" ("deus", l.2.475) throughout his poem.
Astronomica (Manilius) Although few copies of the "Astronomica" survived into the medieval period, a 988 letter from Gerbertus Aureliacensis (who would become Pope SylvesterII) to the abbey at Bobbio includes a request for a work "by M.Manilius (or possibly Manlius) about astrology" ("M.Manilius" ("v.l. Manlius") "de astrologica") and a copy of the "Astronomica" was probably kept in the library at Bobbio. Despite the lack of attention in antiquity and the Middle Ages paid to the "Astronomica", the poem and its author engendered scholarly interest with its 15th-century rediscovery. Italian humanist Lorenzo Bonincontri delivered lectures on it to large audiences, and he compiled his lecture notes into its first commentary. Bonincontri was apparently interested in Manilius's treatment of the nature of comets in the first book of the "Astronomica"; according to Stephan Heilen, portions of Bonincontri's "De rebus naturalibus et divinis" are based on Manilius's work.
Gauthier Manilius Gauthier Manilius (died late 1626) was active as a printer and bookseller in Ghent from 1574 until his death. His career was marked by the course of the Dutch Revolt.
Manilius (crater) Manilius is a lunar impact crater on the northeast edge of Mare Vaporum.