The goddess Juno is traditionally represented as a very powerful entity in Roman literature, caring for stable human relationships, especially between men and women; and, at the same time, she is often depicted as a jealous, furious, even a vengeful goddess. The aim of the paper is to illustrate how Martianus Capella depicts the goddess Juno, to what extent his portrait conforms to the literary tradition, in what points and for what reasons he differs from it when compared with other authors across particular genres and gods.
In the paper, the author revises Joel Relihan’s statement that the Martianus’s work De nuptiisPhilologiae et Mercurii is an instance of Menippean satire genre. On the basis of an analysis of the use of verse passages on typical situations (topoi), she excludes the text from the group of Menippean satires. Inspiration by Menippean satire is undeniable; however, Martianus employed characteristic features of this particular genre for didactic reasons.
Flora. ZfdA 62 /1/2 27-36, 34-36), Karl Strecker azonban 1926-ban megjelent cikkében meggyőzően bizonyította, hogy a Brinkmann által a Ph&F-ból származónak tekintett szövegpárhuzamok egyértelműen MartianusCapella művének hatására vezethetők