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It contains a great variety of curious historical, mythological, critical, antiquarian and grammatical discussions. The first book is devoted to an inquiry as to the origin of the Saturnalia and the festivals of Janus , which leads to a history and discussion of the Roman calendar, and to an attempt to derive all forms of worship from that of the Sun. The second book begins with a collection of bons mots , to which all present make their contributions, many of them being ascribed to Cicero and Augustus ; a discussion of various pleasures, especially of the senses, then seems to have taken place, but almost the whole of this is lost. The third, fourth, fifth and sixth books are devoted to Virgil, dwelling respectively on his learning in religious matters, his rhetorical skill, his debt to Homer with a comparison of the art of the two and to other Greek writers, and the nature and extent of his borrowings from the earlier Latin poets. The latter part of the third book is taken up with a dissertation upon luxury and the sumptuary laws intended to check it, which is probably a dislocated portion of the second book.

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The overly competitive hotshot of Changing Places wins his round with Hamlet —and then unaccountably fails in his bid for tenure. As a repository of antiquarian lore, an anthology of lost authors, and a reflection of ancient attitudes toward literature, science and much in between, it has long provided grist for our scholarly mills along with recipes for its use. It is by its very nature derivative. Indeed, this new edition, distinguished in any case for its fresh Latin text, consistently readable translation, and rich annotation can also claim the less expected virtue of making Macrobius himself an interesting, perhaps even important figure.

Kaster does not accomplish this singlehanded: the old stereotype of the fifth century CE as a time of pedantry and cultural decline as pagan aristocrats waged a last, losing struggle against their Christian peers has been gradually yielding to a much more nuanced and sympathetic view of that age. This is the world these volumes open to us, and what we learn from spending time there is worth considering.

The Loeb format is well suited to the task of providing a manageable Saturnalia. Some notable features of this edition:. The order of presentation is this: 1. Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius 2. Dramatic Date and Dramatis personae 3. The Saturnalia as Dialogue 4. The Plan of the Work and its Sources 5. Text and Translation. Some of these sections are conventionally preparatory.

The biographical and cultural information in sections one and three is squarely in line with current thinking. The section on text is no less contemporary in its slant. Full details are to be found elsewhere, but enough information is provided here to tell us where we are textually, how we got here, and why this is the place we want to be.

They quickly prove their worth as continual points of reference for readers staying the full course. No less valuable is the schematic plan of the work pp. These sections make this first volume an essential aid to the two that follow. Annotating so diverse and expansive a text demands extraordinary levels of care and an extraordinary combination of skills.

Ammon, the chief god of Egyptian Thebes, ultimately identified with the sun god Re cf. The translation is better than accurate. It is readable. That achievement has many advantages and one rather insidious virtue: right-hand readers of this text will increasingly find their eyes straying to the left— and lingering there of their own volition for surprisingly long periods.

What, ultimately, do we gain from these enticements to sustained reading? His content is often old news.

The defense of Vergilian vocabulary at Sat. Whether an aspiring orator has more to learn from studying Cicero or Vergil, the opening question of Sat. However familiar he may be with the rhythms of Latin speech, Aen.

Nor is Macrobius attuned to intertextual relationships, though his collection is replete with examples of them: the famous echo of Ennius at Aen. This is especially important to realize when mining it for archaic bygones, since its complex discussions require different types and uses of evidence: no single critical method or presupposition governs its selection of material. We know it today largely through his own fondness for self-quotation, but it evidently exerted considerable influence on his immediate successors.

We are all in his debt. Austin, R. Virgil : Aeneid II. Oxford Cameron, A. The Last Pagans of Rome. Oxford Courtney, E. The Fragmentary Latin Poets. Oxford Goldberg, S. Epic in Republican Rome.

New York Kaster, R. New York Wigodsky, M. Vergil and Early Latin Poetry. As Cameron showed, we have for centuries put ourselves on a first name basis with this man, who should more properly be addressed as Theodosius. See also Cameron and Kaster 1. Details are in Kaster and the apparatus to his forthcoming OCT. Contrast Serv. Though not, as Kaster notes, the no less significant mediation of Enn.

In vol. Given the complexity of the task, the editing standard throughout is very high. The Marius fragment, no. For its mediating role, see Goldberg , and more broadly Wigodsky Skip to content BMCR Volume I: Books Loeb classical library Robert A. Kaster, Macrobius: Saturnalia. Review by Sander M.

Goldberg , UCLA. Preview, vol. Some notable features of this edition: Introduction. Text and Translation Some of these sections are conventionally preparatory. References Austin, R. Wiesbaden Notes 1.

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The overly competitive hotshot of Changing Places wins his round with Hamlet —and then unaccountably fails in his bid for tenure. As a repository of antiquarian lore, an anthology of lost authors, and a reflection of ancient attitudes toward literature, science and much in between, it has long provided grist for our scholarly mills along with recipes for its use. It is by its very nature derivative. Indeed, this new edition, distinguished in any case for its fresh Latin text, consistently readable translation, and rich annotation can also claim the less expected virtue of making Macrobius himself an interesting, perhaps even important figure.

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Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius , flourished ad , Latin grammarian and philosopher whose most important work is the Saturnalia , the last known example of the long series of symposia headed by the Symposium of Plato. Little is known about his life; long identified with Theodosius, proconsul of Africa in , he is now thought to be instead the Theodosius who was praetorian praefect commander of the praetorian guard of Italy in Most of the conversation is devoted to a careful and respectful reading of the poet Virgil , who is treated as a master of philosophy and religion as well as of rhetoric and grammar. This is a Neoplatonic work in two books. Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius.

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