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The Ancona Arch of Trajan and the CY “World”

Against the view that an artist’s whim chose a highly peculiar landscape with a distant view of a coastline, uniquely framed in an arch (all other 15th century "World" trumps showing a tondo), I’m still proposing that the CY “World” reflected the geopolitical circumstances then prevailing around the...

Re: From Marziano to the Cary-Yale and the Ludus Triumphorum

Three such structures are suggested by the resulting cards of the Ludus Triumphorum: (1) four of eight "imperadori", probably of the four ancient empires, each of which conquered the preceding; (2) the four cardinal virtues, which were seen hierarchically by both Plato and Aquinas, although they di...

Re: Tractatus de deficatione sexdecim heroum, text and translation

I've been rereading Ross's book - a suggestion of a footnote for the translation of Marziano's "Apollo" section.... Perhaps Marziano didn't have a translation of Strabo's Geography available, but whatever the reason, he has conflated two places associated with Apollo, both place names beginning with...

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