Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)


Armas, Frederick A. de. “Cicero / Macrobius: Intimations of Immortality.” In Cervantes, Raphael and the Classics, pp. 174-90. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Discusses the influence of Commentary on the Dream of Scipio on later interpreters of Cicero.

Carton, Mary Josepha. “Vat. Lat. 3417 and Its Relationship to the Text of Macrobius's Saturnalia 7.” Transactions and Proceedings of the American Philological Association 96 (1965): 25-30.

Itemizes differences between two manuscripts of Book 7 of the Saturnalia.

Hart, Thomas Elwood. “Chrestien, Macrobius, and Chartrean Science: The Allegorical Robe as Symbol of Textual Design in the Old French Erec..Mediaeval Studies 43 (1981): 250-96.

Explores Macrobius's writings on the concept of “fourness” and their influence on Chrestien.

Horst, P. W. van der. Macrobius and the New Testament: A Contribution to the Corpus Hellenisticum. In Novum Testamentum 15, no. 3 (July 1973): 220-32.

Lists textual parallels between Macrobius's works and the New Testament.

Kaster, Robert. “Macrobius and Servius: Verecundia and the Grammarian's Function.”Harvard Studies in Classical Philology 84 (1980): 219-62.

Explores the underlying attitudes at work in the Saturnalia and their impact on its reception.

Kelly, Douglas. “Macrobius on the Art and Modes of Description.” In The Conspiracy of Allusion: Description, Rewriting, and Authorship from Macrobius to Medieval Romance, pp. 36-78. Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill, 1999.

Examines what Macrobius means by “description,” including the functions of original author, rewriter, and audience.

Rauk, John. “Macrobius, Cornutus, and the Cutting of Dido's Lock.” Classical Philology 90, no. 4 (October 1995): 345-54.

Examines how Macrobius's ideology influences his reading of Vergil.