Place Published: Cambridge, MA
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Date Published: 2003
Edition: First edition
Book Id: 46444
459pp. Octavo [21 cm] in blue cloth with gilt titles. Faint shelfwear, else As New.
From the book: "Cyriac of Ancona (Ciriaco de' Pizzecolli, 1391-1492), 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."