Leaf 121 - De Romano Veteri Gymnasio Literarum Sive Academia
Andrea Fei, Roma, 1625
Rome (Italy) -- Antiquities.
Architecture, Roman -- Italy -- Rome.
The Ancient Roman Gymnasium or Academy of Letters. The ancient Greece, the gymnasium was a place for education in gymnastics, music, and grammar. Nero introduced the gymnasium to Rome and built the first one, but the idea did not catch on. By the title that Lauro gave this image, it seems that the Gymnasio was a school for letters and academics. Now the term refers to a preparatory course before college or university in Europe.
The verso of this leaf contains text in 3 languages with the page title in Italian: Del Romano ginnasio.
Leaf 121 Recto and Verso.
Page 28.5 x 21 cm.
Image 23.5 x 17.75 cm.
Engraving on paper