Martianus Capella  

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Martianus Minneus Felix Capella was a pagan writer of Late Antiquity, one of the earliest developers of the system of the seven liberal arts that structured early medieval education. According to Cassiodorus, he was a native of Madaura—which had been the native city of Apuleius—in the Roman province of Africa, and he appears to have practiced as a jurist at Carthage.

The lunar crater Capella is named after him.



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