Later Travels

ISBN-10: 0674007581

ISBN-13: 9780674007581

Edition: 2003

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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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List price: $31.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 2/17/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 496
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Clive Foss is retired from teaching history at Georgetown University.

Edward W. Bodnar (1920-2011) was Professor of Classics, Emeritus, at Georgetown University.

Map Illustrations December 1443 to 4 May 1444: Ascoli Piceno to Foglia Nuova
To Emperor John VIII Palaiologos, after 26 February 1444, off Euboea
To Cardinal Giuliano Cesarini, 3 December 1443, Ragusa
To Andreolo Giustiniani-Banca, 29 March 1444, Chios
To Andreolo, 2 April 1444, Foglia Nuova
To Andreolo, 27 March 1444, Manisa
To Andreolo, 24 April 1444, Foglia Nuova
To Andreolo, 4 May 1444, Foglia Nuova 22 May to 21 July 1444: Adrianople and Constantinople
To Andreolo, 22 May 1444, Adrianople 9, 9a,
To ?Andreolo, 12 June 1444, Adrianople
To Andreolo, 18 June 1444, Adrianople
To ?John Hunyadi, 12 June 1444, Adrianople
To ?John Hunyadi, 24 June 1444, Galata/Pera
To ?Andreolo, 19 July 1444, Constantinople
To Andreolo, 21 July 1444, Constantinople 25 July 1444 to 25 February 1445: The Propontis and Northern Aegean Diary I: Travels in the Propontis, 25 July to 12 August 1444 (including letter 14)
To Raffaele Castiglione, 12 August 1444, Perinthus
To Andreolo, 27 August 1444, Constantinople
To Giuliano Cesarini, 12 and 19 September 1444, Constantinople Diary II: Travels in the Northern Aegean, 20 September 1444 to January 1445 (including letters 17 and 18)
To George Scholarios, 29 September 1444, Imbros
To an unknown addressee, 29 September 1444, Imbros
To Giovanni Pedemontano, January 1445, Ainos
To Boruele Grimaldi, 19 January 1445, Ainos
To Andreolo, 25 February 1445, Lemnos April to December 1445: The Cyclades and Crete
To Andreolo, 4 April 1445, Mykonos Diary III: Travels in the Cyclades, April 1445
To Niccolo Zancarolo, 5 July 1445, Cydonia, Crete
To ?Andreolo, 15 July 1445, Cydonia Diary IV: Travels in Crete, July to October 1445 (including letters 25 and 26)
To Melchiore Bandini, 12 August 1445, Candia, Crete
To M. Lepomagno, ?October 1445, ?Candia
To Andreolo, 7 November 1445, Candia
To Andreolo, December 1445, Paros 13 January to 8 April 1446: Chios, Miletus, Lesbos, Foglia Nuova
To Andreolo, after 13 January 1446, Chios
To Andreolo, after 1 February 1446, ?Miletus
From Andreolo to Buonaccorso Grimani, 12 February 1446, Chios
To Andreolo, 2 March 1446, Khardamyla, Chios
To Andreolo, 6 March 1446, Kalloni, Lesbos
To Andreolo, 13 March 1446, Mytilene, Lesbos
To Andreolo, 8 April 1446, Foglia Nuova 20 April to August 1446: Manisa, Foglia Nuova, Galata/Pera
To Andreolo, 20 April 1446, Manisa
To Andreolo, 11 May 1446, Foglia Nuova
To Franzesco di Drapieri, 15 August 1446, Galata/Pera
To Baldassare Maruffo, after 21 August 1446, ?Galata/Pera 13 February to 18 May 1447: Chios and Environs
To Andreolo, 13 February 1447, Foglia Nuova
To Andreolo, 20 February 1447, Foglia Nuova
To Andreolo, 22 February 1447, Foglia Nuova
To Andreolo, 16 April 1447, Homerica, Chios
To Cyriac in Chios from Domenico Grimani, 20 May 1447, Rhodes
To Andreolo, 28 May 1447, Chios 30 July 1447 to October 1448: The Peloponnesus, Epirus Diary V: Travels in the Peloponnesus, 30 July 1447 to 17 April 1448
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