PLANTSIAD Fabius Fulgentsy (Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades)( Roman writer)
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Biography PLANTSIAD Fabius Fulgentsy (Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades)
Fulgentsy, Fabius Plantsiad; Fulgentius, Fabius Planciades, V in. n. e., a Roman writer. Come from Africa, where he worked, it should not be confused with Fulgentsiem, Bishop Ruspy, who lived at the turn of the V / VI Centuries. n. e. In his work three books about mythology (Mitologiarum III) F. explains "the true and real" meaning of ancient myths. Interpretation of the myths he puts into the mouth first muse Calliope, . well as allegorical images of Philosophy and Urania, . but later retreated from this compositional device, and at first he summarizes the myth, . then often resort to fantastic, . absurd etimologizirovaniyu, . explaining the "true" meaning of the myth,
. The product F. replete with quotations from ancient authors, and thus has some value as a source. The significance of Virgil in the light of philosophy (Expositio Virgilianae continentiae secundum philosophos moralis) - this allegoriko-moralistic explanation of the Aeneid, this time embedded in the mouth of Virgil. For F. Aeneid was a reflection of human life.
Books I-VI otkommentirovany details, books VII-XII - just a few sentences. F. considered his work scientific commentary on the poem by Virgil, and although it was not scientific, but had a great influence on the allegorical interpretation of the Aeneid from the early Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Another product of F. Periods of peace and human (De aetatibus mundi et hominus), was supposed to represent a universal story of Adam and Eve until the time of the emperors in 23 sections (14 survived), the corresponding letters of the alphabet. In this case, describing the period corresponding to this letter, F. not use the letter itself. This kind of literary game V. first introduced in the Roman literature. Finally, the work F. Explanation of the ancient expressions (Expositio sermonum antiquorum) contains an explanation with citations 62 rare Latin phrases (often quite elaborate). Pseudo-scientific conclusions F. contain many errors and inaccuracies, and his works, written in Latin, rather gray, not of great literary interest.