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Macrobii Ambrosii Theodosii Saturnalia

ISBN : 9780199571192

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¥7,755
Author: 
Robert A. Kaster
Pages
600 Pages
Format
Hardcover
Size
131 x 194 mm
Pub date
Nov 2011
Series
Oxford Classical Texts
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The Saturnalia, Macrobius' encyclopaedic celebration of Roman culture, has been prized since the Renaissance as a treasure trove of ancient lore, much of it otherwise unattested. Cast in the form of a dialogue and arranged (by modern editors) in seven books, it treats subjects as diverse as the divinity of the Sun and the quirks of human digestion, and above all the poetry of Vergil, whom it presents as the master of all human knowledge, from diction and rhetoric to philosophy and religion. This new edition provides a significantly improved text and critical apparatus.

About the author: 

Robert A. Kaster, Professor of Classics and Kennedy Foundation Professor of Latin, Princeton University

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