Completing 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.
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De regula novenaria
Integumentum experimenti numeralis
De medicamentis et incantationib
De Introductione Philogiaein
De ladubus Philologiae in comic
De Artibus et Musis
De Artibus Liveralibus
De Iside Serapide et Osiri
Researchers in medieval philosophy, theology, history of science, mythology, history of education, etymology and historical linguistics, and the theory of editing.