Macrobius Ambrosius Theodosius (Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius),( The Roman grammarian, whose work is at the beginning 5. AD)
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The most famous book of Macrobius, Saturnalia, written in the genre of 'the feast of Zion', is a patchwork of literary and philosophical conversations, involving a wide range of problems. Among other things, here referred to the Roman calendar, the myths about the sun, on the multiplication of luxury in Rome, the works of Virgil (the central theme of the works), to whom Macrobius admired, discussed various issues in physics and medicine. Commentary on the Dream of Scipio (book VI of the State of Cicero) expounds the teachings of the Neoplatonists of the fate of the soul in this world and after death. A treatise on the similarities and differences between Greek and Latin verbs, preserved only in an abridged retelling of John Scotus Eriugena. Macrobius often quotes other authors, because it reached us many precious fragments of lost works.