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Commentary on the Dream of Scipio

Macrobius (Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius)

Published by Columbia University Press, New York, 1952
Condition: Very Good - Fine Hardcover
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xi (iii), 278 pp, frontis: first page of the Commentary in the first edition printed by Jenson in Venice (1472), preface, Introduction: the Author; The Commentary; Sources; Influence; Style; Manuscripts, Editions, and Translations. Marcus Tullius Cicero: Scipio's Dream; Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius: Commentary on Scipio's Dream: Books I and II. Appendix: A. Macrobius and Heraclides'Theory of Planetary Revolutions; B. Eratosthenes' Method of Measuring the Earth's Circumference; C. Ancient Estimates of the Sun's Apparent Size; bibliography, index. Translated with an Introduction and Notes by William Harris Stahl. Records of Civilization, Sources and Studies series: First Edition, 1952. "Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius (395-423 AD) is the author of a commentary on the Dream of Scipio narrated by Cicero at the end of his Republic. The nature of the dream, in which the elder Scipio appears to his (adopted) grandson, and describes the life of the good after death and the constitution of the universe from a Stoic and Neo-Platonic point of view, gave occasion for Macrobius to discourse upon the nature of the cosmos, transmitting much classical philosophy to the later Middle Ages." Embossed owner's stamp by the scholar Geroge Kish and half-title page with with date stamped on title page. Only the faintest wear to bottom edge front board, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine, and blue top text block edge. Size: Large 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 004138

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Title: Commentary on the Dream of Scipio

Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York

Publication Date: 1952

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good - Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Edition.

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