Later Travels

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Harvard University Press, 2003 - 459 pagine
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Early Renaissance humanists discovered the culture of ancient Greece and Rome mostly through the study of classical manuscripts. Cyriac of Ancona (Ciriaco de' Pizzecolli, 1391-1452), a merchant and diplomat as well as a scholar, was among the first to study the physical remains of the ancient world in person and for that reason is sometimes regarded as the father of classical archaeology. His travel diaries and letters are filled with descriptions of classical sites, drawings of buildings and statues, and copies of hundreds of Latin and Greek inscriptions. Cyriac came to see it as his calling to record the current state of the remains of antiquity and to lobby with local authorities for their preservation, recognizing that archaeological evidence was an irreplaceable complement to the written record.

This volume presents letters and diaries from 1443 to 1449, the period of his final voyages, which took him from Italy to the eastern shore of the Adriatic, the Greek mainland, the Aegean islands, Anatolia and Thrace, Mount Athos, Constantinople, the Cyclades, and Crete. Cyriac's accounts of his travels, with their commentary reflecting his wide-ranging antiquarian, political, religious, and commercial interests, provide a fascinating record of the encounter of the Renaissance world with the legacy of classical antiquity. The Latin texts assembled for this edition have been newly edited and most of them appear here for the first time in English. The edition is enhanced with reproductions of Cyriac's sketches and a map of his travels.

 

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To Cardinal Giuliano Cesarini 3 December 1443
9
To Andreolo GiustinianiBanca 29 March 1444
15
To Andreolo 2 April 1444 Foglia Nuova
21
To Andreolo 4 May 1444 Foglia Nuova
31
9 9a gb1 To ?Andreolo 12 June 1444 Adrianople
37
To Raffaele Castiglione 12 August 1444 Perinthus
83
To George Scholarios 29 September 1444 Imbros
95
To Giovanni Pedemontano January 1445 Ainos
141
To Andreolo 6 March 1446 Kalloni Lesbos
235
To Franzesco di Drapieri 15 August 1446
253
Chios and Environs
275
To Andreolo 20 February 1447 Foglia Nuova
285
To Cyriac in Chios from Domenico Grimani
293
Account of a royal hunt
343
To Niccolo Ansalone from Pasquale Sorgo
349
Return to Italy
359

The Cyclades and Crete
149
To Niccolo Zancarolo 5 July 1445 Cydonia Crete
179
To Melchiore Bandino 12 August 1445 Candia Crete
193
To Andreolo 7 November 1445 Candia
207
To Andreolo after 13 January 1446 Chios
213
To Andreolo 2 March 1446 Khardamyla Chios
229
In praise of Rogier van der Weyden 8 July 1449
365
Biographical Notes
371
Note on the Texts
379
Notes to the Translation
403
Bibliography
439
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Edward W. Bodnar (1920-2011) was Professor of Classics, Emeritus, at Georgetown University.

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