1694 Macrobius Saturnalia Dream Scipio Occult Pagan Philosophy Astronomy Vellum

MACROBIUS, Ambrosius Theodosius

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“Good laws are produced by bad actions.”

– Macrobius, Saturnalia

 

Macrobius was a 5th-century Roman scholar known for his works of Platonism during the Middle Ages. His most well-known and remembered works are ‘Somnium Sciponis’, or ‘Commentary on Cicero’s Dream of Scipio’ and ‘Saturnalia’ which is a collection of Roman religious anecdotes and historical sketches.

 

Commentary on Dream of Scipio’ was the most widely cited and referenced book in the Middle Ages. It is important for giving astronomical distances – one of the earliest estimations of the diameter of the sun. His anti-Christian approach to philosophy was evident in ‘Dream’ as he sought to describe Creation in a stoic pseudo-scientific manner. According to Shirley,

“His Neo-platonic commentary on Cicero includes, among many references to the pseudo-sciences, a geographic concept which is different from that of Ptolemy. The inhabited world north of the Equator is balanced by a southern continent and divided from it by water.”

 

Saturnalia’ contains a variety of discussions on Greek and Roman history, mythology, and Latin grammar. It is one of the earliest written works describing the Roman calendar and pagan sun worship.

 

This 1696 Latin edition of Macrobius features both of these iconic works and was published in London by Dring and Harper, edited by Jacobus Gronovius and Johannes Isacius Pontanus.

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1694 Macrobius Saturnalia Dream Scipio Occult Pagan Philosophy Astronomy Vellum

 

“Good laws are produced by bad actions.”

– Macrobius, Saturnalia

 

Macrobius was a 5th-century Roman scholar known for his works of Platonism during the Middle Ages. His most well-known and remembered works are ‘Somnium Sciponis’, or ‘Commentary on Cicero’s Dream of Scipio’ and ‘Saturnalia’ which is a collection of Roman religious anecdotes and historical sketches.

 

Commentary on Dream of Scipio’ was the most widely cited and referenced book in the Middle Ages. It is important for giving astronomical distances – one of the earliest estimations of the diameter of the sun. His anti-Christian approach to philosophy was evident in ‘Dream’ as he sought to describe Creation in a stoic pseudo-scientific manner. According to Shirley,

“His Neo-platonic commentary on Cicero includes, among many references to the pseudo-sciences, a geographic concept which is different from that of Ptolemy. The inhabited world north of the Equator is balanced by a southern continent and divided from it by water.”

 

Saturnalia’ contains a variety of discussions on Greek and Roman history, mythology, and Latin grammar. It is one of the earliest written works describing the Roman calendar and pagan sun worship.

 

This 1696 Latin edition of Macrobius features both of these iconic works and was published in London by Dring and Harper, edited by Jacobus Gronovius and Johannes Isacius Pontanus.

 

Item number: #21425

Price: $750

 

MACROBIUS, Ambrosius Theodosius

 

Macrobii Opera…

 

London 1696

 

Details:

  • Foliation: Complete with all pages
    • [30], 491, [57]
  • Language: Latin
  • Binding: Vellum; tight and secure
  • Size: ~8in X 5.25in (20cm x 13.5cm)

 

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Categories

Esoteric & Occult

Philosophy

Authors

MACROBIUS, Ambrosius Theodosius

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

Latin

Binding

Vellum

Book Condition

Excellent

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Complete