Name: Ioana Costa
Citation Recommendation: COSTA, Ioana, ‟Immortalitatis sedes (Martianus Capella, De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii, II 134-141)”. Synthesis, no. XXXVI, 2010, pp. 7-11.
Title: IMMORTALITATIS SEDES (MARTIANUS CAPELLA, DE NUPTIIS PHILOLOGIAE ET MERCURII, II 134-141)
Author of late Antiquity who had a huge impact on medieval studies, Martianus Capella composed his one famous book, fundamental in the history of education, the history of rhetoric and the history of science, during the fifth century. His Satyricon, or De nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii et de septem artibus liberalibus libri novem (“On the Wedding of Philology and Mercury and on the Seven Liberal Arts, in nine books”), a didactic allegory, was a complete encyclopaedia of the liberal culture of the time, and was in high repute during the Middle Ages as a school text, being the foundation of the medieval trivium and quadrivium.