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“The compilation of Macrobius is called the Saturnalia, but it is only a small part of the first book that bears any relation to the title.] 50 Tertullian has composed a defence, or rather panegyric, of the rash action of a Christian soldier, who, by throwing away his crown of laurel, had exposed himself and his brethren to the most imminent danger.”
“These are known as Macrobius atlases, Zone atlases, Ranulf atlases, and so forth.”
“Meanwhile, the last champions of paganism such as Macrobius attempt a purgation of astral my - thology: all gods are but the manifestation of the Sun, the numen multiplex of a paramount deity.”
“Several, or even all of these pithy sayings attributed to Julia could be the invention of Macrobius or his first-century source, Domitius Marsus.”
“The author, Macrobius, culled his material from a collection of witticisms edited in the first century by one Domitius Marsus, who, as a protégé of the Augustan socialite Maecenas, was presumably repeating stories that were making the rounds of Roman court gossip at the time.75”
“Macrobius also wrote that in the rites of Liber, Roman god of fertility and wine who was also called Bacchus and identified with Dionysius, eggs were honored, worshipped, and called the symbol of the universe, the beginning of all things.”
“Numenius 'views on the soul are discussed by several later Platonists, including Porphyry, Iamblichus, Damascius, and Calcidius, while they can arguably be detected in Macrobius' In Somnium Scipionis.”
“According to Macrobius 'story of the soul's descent from heaven to earth, the soul acquires a number of capacities necessary for its functions in a body as it goes through the planets, such as the capacity of theoretical thinking (logistikon) in Saturn, that of practical thinking”
“Then came Pythagoras, of whom Macrobius (lib. ii) relates how this”
“Neither Freud nor Holt seem to have spotted that the first surviving version of this is to be found among a small collection of the jokes of the first emperor Augustus, in a chapter of Macrobius 'Saturnalia.”
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