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On the marriage of Hermes and Philology (410)
Marianus Capella

Contributed by Tefcros Michaelides

"A must in your data base is Martianus Capella (c. 410 A.D.), On the marriage of Hermes and Philology (translated in english by W.H. Stahl, Columbia University Press): Hermes is marrying a minor godess Philology. The Seven Liberal Arts (including Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy and Harmony) come to greet the couple and present themselves."

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