The Berlin commentary on Martianus Capella's De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii, book II

dc.contributor.authorWestra, H. J.
dc.contributor.authorKupke, T.
dc.contributor.authorGarstad, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorMartianus Capella
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-04
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-31T01:16:17Z
dc.date.available2022-05-31T01:16:17Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.description.abstractCompleting Prof. Westra's 1994 edition of Book I (published by Brill as "Mittellateinische Studien und Texte, 20"), this critical edition presents the only complete, late medieval Latin commentary on Book II of Martianus Capella's influential handbook of the Seven Liberal Arts. It also provides an Index of Proper Names to both Book I and II. Using his allegorical interpretation of the programmatic marriage of Mercury (eloquence) and Philology (learning) as a speculative, proto-scientific method of enquiry, the commentator provides encyclopedic coverage of medieval philosophy, theology, science, myth, language, literature and education. Intellectually the author is still connected with early scholasticism and the School of Chartres, being more sympathetic to Neoplatonism than to the newly arrived Aristotelians. The present edition has been keyed to Dick's as well as Willis' edition of Martianus Capella.
dc.description.urihttps://library.macewan.ca/full-record/cat00565a/7110605
dc.identifier.citationWestra, Haijo Jan, Tanja Kupke, Benjamin Garstad, and Martianus Capella. The Berlin Commentary on Martianus Capella’s De Nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii, Book II. Mittellateinische Studien Und Texte: Bd. 23. E.J. Brill, 1998.
dc.identifier.isbn9789004109681
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14078/2025
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectallegory
dc.subjectMartianus Capella
dc.subjectMercury
dc.subjectDe nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii
dc.titleThe Berlin commentary on Martianus Capella's De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii, book II
dc.typeBook Chapter
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