Essay 5 examines Aristides Quintilianus' musical theories in light of his metaphysics, and his depiction of the human soul's ascent as likely echoing Porphyrian doctrines, as well as the utilization of the latter by Martianus Capella
in his allegorical depictions of Neophythagorean themes.
drew the allegory of grammar as an old woman, punishing and mysterious; she carried a box in which she held knives and other tools to prune the errors from her students.
The sources must be listed here--the Bible, the Elder Pliny, the Antonine Itinerary, Solinus, St Jerome, Martianus Capella
, Orosius, Isidore, Aethicus Ister, and the Expositio Mappe Mundi (EMM).
In The Nuptials of Philology and Mercury, Martianus Capella, a rhetorician from Carthage, draws a nice allegorical picture of the seven liberal arts, which made his work highly attractive to the Middle Ages.
When I first met my Traditional and Modern Grammars class at the University of Northern Colorado in 1997, the anxiety on the faces of the students made me almost feel that I was back in the times of Martianus Capella and Theodulphus of Orleans.
From these definitions and from the story of Martianus Capella, we can draw a number of consequences, some of which have been thoroughly examined by linguists from different schools.
A lengthy tract on astrology by the late (5th century AD) Roman writer Martianus Capella, spells out a 16-fold division of the universe in detail (Shanzer 1986; Stahl et al.
Unfortunately most of the other deities' names inscribed on the liver still elude investigators, but if one compares the theonomic hierarchy on this authentic document of the late Etruscan age with the much later corrupted list of Martianus Capella, there are ramarkable parallels (cf.
Even though the identification of the patron deity in most cases is not known, and there is no guarantee that the Piacenza bronze or the surviving list of Martianus Capella can be universally applied, we note a reasonable correlation.
Martianus Capella and the seven liberal arts II: The marriage of Philosophy & Mercury.
Die Gotter des Martianus Capella und der Bronzeleber von Piacenza, Religionsgeschichte Vers.
Ovid's Metamorphoses is naturally enough the central focus, and the concept of metamorphosis and related terms is conscientiously traced from Martianus Capella
to late sixteenth-century emblems.