A Classical Tour Through Italy. From the 6th Lond. Ed by John Chetwode Eustace

A Classical Tour Through Italy. From the 6th Lond. Ed

byJohn Chetwode Eustace

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1837 Excerpt: ... Every day new works appeared on the systems of Plato, of Aristotle, and of the ancient philosophers. Indefatigabks critics, such as Giraldus, Panvinius, Sigonius, devoted their labour to the Roman antiquities, and almost all the cities made collections of iheir annals. While some writers, in order to know the history of man in its full extent, went back to nations of the remotest antiquity, intrepid voyagers exposed themselves to the greatest dangers in order to discover distant and unknown nations, whose existence was only suspected. The names of Christopher Columbus the Genoese, of Americus Vespatius of Florence, of Sebastian Cabot of Venice, adorn this last mentioned list, which was soon swelled by the names of several other Italians, whose relations were inserted, a short time afterwards, in the collection of their fellow-countryman Ramusio. The taking of Constantinople by the Turks in 145S, and the munificence of Leo X. caused a numerous influx of Greeks into Italy, who brought with them all the elementary books relating to mathematics. Their language was studied with eagerness; their books were printed, translated, explained, and the taste for geometry became general. Many gave up their whole time to it; such were Cotnmandino, and Tartaglia; some combined it with their other labours; such was Maurolico of Messina, who published different works on arithmetic, mechanics, astronomy, optics, music, the history of Sicily, grammar, the lives of.some of the saints, and the Roman martyrology, without neglecting Italian poetry; such was also Augnstin Nifo, professor of philosophy at Rome under Leo X., who wrote on astronomy, medicine, politics, morality, rhetoric, and several other subjects. Anatomy was enriched by the observations of Fallopius of Modena, of A...

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Title:A Classical Tour Through Italy. From the 6th Lond. EdFormat:PaperbackDimensions:214 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.45 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217668216

ISBN - 13:9780217668217

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