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Pirro Ligorio: Libro di M. Pyrrho Ligori Napolitano delle antichità di Roma, nel quale si tratta de’ circi, theatri e anfitheatri, con le Paradosse del medesimo auttore, quai confutano la commune opinione sopra varii luoghi della città di Roma (Venedig 1553) (FONTES 9)

Ligorio, Pirro

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Pirro Ligorio's Libro delle antichità di Roma (Venice 1553) comprises two separate treatises. The first text treats primarily the circuses, theaters, and amphitheaters of the ancient city, the second contains Ligorio’s opinions, which contradict many of his predecessors, concerning the correct location of numerous ancient Roman monuments. They are to be seen as explanations and additions to his engravings of the ancient plan of Rome and his reconstructions of several ancient monuments. The Libro compends a great deal of material contained in Ligorio’s forty manuscript books on Roman antiquities and its dedication to Cardinal Ippolito d’Este may well reflect Ligorio’s hopes of a financial support for the publication of the whole.

Translation of abstract (German)

Pirro Ligorio's Libro delle antichità di Roma (Venice 1553) enthält zwei erschiedenen Traktate. Der erst behandelt hauptsächlich die Zirken, Theater und Amphitheater der antiken Stadt; der zweite erklärt die Meinungen Ligorios, die jenen vieler seiner Zeitgenossen widerspricht, hinsichtlich die richtige Lage zahlreicher antiker Monumente. Der Libro stellt eine Kompendium von vielen Studien Ligorios, die in seinen 40 handschriftlichen Werken befinden. Die Widmung an Kardinal Ippolito d’Este spiegelt sicher den Wunsch des Autors wider, eine finanzielle Unterstutzung des Kardinals zu gewinnen.

Document type: Book
Editors: Davis, Margaret Daly
Date: 2008
Version: Primary publication
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2008 15:04
Faculties / Institutes: Research Project, Working Group > Individuals
DDC-classification: Architecture
Controlled Subjects: Ligorio, Pirro / Libro delle antichità di Roma, Rom, Antike, Architektur
Uncontrolled Keywords: Traktat, antiquarische Thematik / Archäologie ; Topographische Literatur/Guiden