Martianus Capella

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Martianus Capella:

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, fl. 5th cent.?, Latin writer, b. Carthage. His one famous work, The Marriage of Mercury and Philology, also called the Satyricon and Disciplinae, is a long allegory about the liberal arts. Its popularity in medieval schools was universal.
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Capella, Martianus

(märshēā`nəs kəpĕl`ə), fl. 5th cent.?, Latin writer, b. Carthage. His one famous work, The Marriage of Mercury and Philology, also called the Satyricon and Disciplinae, is a long allegory about the liberal arts. Its popularity in medieval schools was universal. The author is also known as Felix Capella and may have lived in the 4th cent.
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His selection of these disciplines, which would shape subsequent discussion, was informed by Marcus Varro and Martianus Capella.
Apuleius's novel generated a series of editions, commentaries, and adaptations from editors, translators, and humanists, including Augustine, Fulgentius, Macrobius, Martianus Capella, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Coluccio Salutati, Poggio Bracciolini, Giovanni Bussi, Vive-s, and Erasmus.
Well, recent studies have shown that that beautiful and sensual young girl surrounded by flowers in the center of the painting in actual fact represents Philologia--the whole scene coming from Martianus Capella's De Nuptiis Mercurii and Philologiae, a work very highly praised at the court of Lorenzo il Magnifico.
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In the fifth century Martianus Cappella reported the cure of the mentally ill by music (Paul, 1958).
They were given final form by the Roman philosopher Martianus Capella (Martianus Minneus Felix Capella) in the first half of the 5th century.
30) Regrettably, by attributing no importance to the Decameron ballads, scholars have also achieved another goal: Boccaccio's masterpiece is never included among the works which are viewed as a prosimetrum, and which range from the Consolatio Philosophiae of Boethius, De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii by Martianus Capella, Cosmographia by Bernardus Silvestris, De planctu naturae by Alain de Lille, etc.
This subset of speculative writers, including such early figures as Macrobius and Martianus Capella from the early fifth century, often brings together ideas concerning music that are mutually contradictory or that their authors simply misunderstood.
Not only is Eriugena's philosophy of nature intended to be a theology, and his physics purported to frame the meanings which stay behind the physis in the strict sense of the word, but Eriugena perpetuates in his work as well the collocation of philosophy and artes (see Moran 1989:191-211) which had become a highly influential topos in medieval thinking since at least Martianus Capella's De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii.
1 (nocte vagatrix / 'a female wanderer by night') is metrical, and Martianus Capella refers to 'delightful Milesiae of poetic diversity' (poeticae etiam diversitatis delicias Milesias) in de Nupt.
24) Another possibility is raised by Isidore of Seville's comment that no one could enter the labyrinth of Daedalus without a ball of thread, interpreted by Martianus Capella as a ball of string held by the creator in the left hand, from which the stars in their movements would be constructed.
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