...Map of West African coast (noted as "Ginea Portogalexe", or Portuguese Guinea) by an anonymous cartographer (often attributed to Christoforo Soligo). Part of a Portolano, containing thirty-five charts, on a plane scale, each 1 f. 9in. X l...
People and Places of the Roman Past: The Educated Traveller’s Guide
Arc Humanities Press, 2018
...THE CITY OF Rome has an infinite number of stories to tell—ancient, modern, and everything in between. Some of these are an invitation to the city’s beauty and pleasures. Others are lessons or teaching-moments emerging, like searching...
Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work La Vita Nuova and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited The Cambridge Itallan Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...After simony comes sorcery, the distortion of the gift of prophecy for gain. Once more, avarice is the underlying motive. After his flight of oratory on the subject of simony, Dante reverts to his role of the bewildered onlooker...
...This sculpted head of the giant Cyclops Polyphemus came from a larger sculptural group depicting a scene from The Odyssey. We cannot tell if it is a Greek or Roman work, since Roman artists often very closely copied Greek models...
...Imprint from colophon. Includes De disciplina scholarium edited by Conradus Poseiaen and commentary by Thomas Aquinas. Signatures: r⁴ A⁸ b-p⁶. Last leaf blank. Several errors in foliation. The "r" of the first quire is early letter form...
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