Saturnalia: v. 2, Bk. 3-5 by Macrobius

Saturnalia: v. 2, Bk. 3-5 by Macrobius

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Cast in the form of a dialogue, this title treats subjects as diverse as the divinity of the Sun and the quirks of human digestion while showcasing Virgil as the master of all human knowledge from diction and rhetoric to philosophy and religion.

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"The Saturnalia", Macrobius' encyclopedic celebration of Roman culture written in the early fifth century CE, has been prized since the Renaissance as a treasure trove of otherwise unattested lore. Cast in the form of a dialogue, the "Saturnalia" treats subjects as diverse as the divinity of the Sun and the quirks of human digestion while showcasing Virgil as the master of all human knowledge from diction and rhetoric to philosophy and religion. The new Latin text is based on a refined understanding of the medieval tradition and improves on Willis' standard edition in nearly 300 places. The accompanying translation--only the second in English and the only one now in print - offers a clear and sprightly rendition of Macrobius' ornate Latin and is supplemented by ample annotation. A full introduction places the work in its cultural context and analyzes its construction, while indexes of names, subjects, and ancient works cited in both text and notes make the work more readily accessible than ever before.

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SKU GOR007102459
Title Saturnalia: v. 2, Bk. 3-5
Author By (author) Macrobius
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Harvard University Press
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 496
ISBN 10 0674996712
ISBN 13 9780674996717
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Description

Details

"The Saturnalia", Macrobius' encyclopedic celebration of Roman culture written in the early fifth century CE, has been prized since the Renaissance as a treasure trove of otherwise unattested lore. Cast in the form of a dialogue, the "Saturnalia" treats subjects as diverse as the divinity of the Sun and the quirks of human digestion while showcasing Virgil as the master of all human knowledge from diction and rhetoric to philosophy and religion. The new Latin text is based on a refined understanding of the medieval tradition and improves on Willis' standard edition in nearly 300 places. The accompanying translation--only the second in English and the only one now in print - offers a clear and sprightly rendition of Macrobius' ornate Latin and is supplemented by ample annotation. A full introduction places the work in its cultural context and analyzes its construction, while indexes of names, subjects, and ancient works cited in both text and notes make the work more readily accessible than ever before.
Additional Information

Additional Information

SKU GOR007102459
Title Saturnalia: v. 2, Bk. 3-5
Author By (author) Macrobius
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Harvard University Press
Year Published 2011
Number of Pages 496
ISBN 10 0674996712
ISBN 13 9780674996717
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.