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  • Macrobius: Commentary on Somnium Scipionis, mid 12th century
    Macrobius: Commentary on Somnium Scipionis (Petyt Ms. 511.10) This finely illuminated manuscript of the mid 12th century is believed to be the oldest manuscript in the Inn’s possession. The work is a commentary on The Dream of Scipio from book VI of Cicero’s De Republica, written by the Latin grammarian and philosopher Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius (395-423 A.D.). Cicero’s text itself is lost, but it has been preserved in the commentary of Macrobius. © Ian Jones