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Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian GermanyThe View from Cologne$
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Henry Mayr-Harting

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780199210718

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210718.001.0001

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Cologne and Martianus Capella

Cologne and Martianus Capella

(p.195) 7 Cologne and Martianus Capella
Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian Germany

Henry Mayr‐Harting

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the 10th-century Cologne copy of Martianus Capella's Marriage of Mercury and Philology (Ms. 193), particularly of interest along the Platonist lines of the unity of creation and human ethics. Martianus Capella was an African contemporary of Augustine of Hippo, but probably a pagan. His work is in nine books, the last seven of which form a treatise on each of the seven liberal arts (the trivium of grammar, dialectic, and rhetoric; the quadrivium of arithmetic, geometry, astronomy, and music).

Keywords:   Martianus Capella, Cologne, glosses, Marriage of Mercury and Philology, liberal arts

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