Life and Early Travels

Cyriac of Ancona (Author) Charles Mitchell (Translator)
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Cyriac of Ancona (1391-1452) 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. This volume contains a life of Cyriac to the year 1435 by his friend Francesco Scalamonti, which relies on Cyriac's own records, along with several letters to and from Cyriac, and other texts illustrating his early life. These include Cyriac's letter-treatise in praise of Julius Caesar, countering the attacks on the founder of the Roman Empire made by Renaissance republicans. A number of the texts included have been freshly edited and translated for the first time in this volume.

Product Details

Price
$29.95
Publisher
Harvard University Press
Publish Date
May 04, 2015
Pages
400
Dimensions
5.5 X 1.0 X 8.3 inches | 1.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674599208
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About the Author

Charles Mitchell is Professor of Law at University College London.
Edward W. Bodnar (1920-2011) was Professor of Classics, Emeritus, at Georgetown University.