To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology

To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology

Marina Belozerskaya / Aug 19, 2019

To Wake the Dead A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology How Cyriacus of Ancona merchant spy and amateur classicist traveled the world fighting to save ancient monuments for posterity At the beginning of the fifteenth century a young Italian bookkeeper

  • Title: To Wake the Dead: A Renaissance Merchant and the Birth of Archaeology
  • Author: Marina Belozerskaya
  • ISBN: 9780393065541
  • Page: 124
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How Cyriacus of Ancona merchant, spy, and amateur classicist traveled the world, fighting to save ancient monuments for posterity.At the beginning of the fifteenth century, a young Italian bookkeeper fell under the spell of the classical past Despite his limited education, the Greeks and Romans seemed to speak directly to him not from books but from the physical ruins andHow Cyriacus of Ancona merchant, spy, and amateur classicist traveled the world, fighting to save ancient monuments for posterity.At the beginning of the fifteenth century, a young Italian bookkeeper fell under the spell of the classical past Despite his limited education, the Greeks and Romans seemed to speak directly to him not from books but from the physical ruins and inscriptions that lay neglected around the shores of the Mediterranean As an international merchant, Cyriacus of Ancona was accustomed to the perils of travel in foreign lands unlike his scholarly peers with their handsome libraries and wealthy patrons, who benefited greatly from the discoveries communicated in his widely distributed letters and drawings Having seen firsthand the destruction of the world s cultural heritage, Cyriacus resolved to preserve it for future generations To do so he would spy on the Ottomans, court popes and emperors, and even organize a crusade.

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      • Marina Belozerskaya

        Marina Belozerskaya was born in Moscow, USSR, and was an award winning teacher at Harvard, Tufts, and Boston Universities She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, a curator at the J.Paul Getty Museum, and her own exotic animal, a vizsla named Audrey.


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    1. This was a ton of fun. Cyriacus of Ancona was a merchant who became a humanist and wandered around the Mediterranean in the decades immediately before the fall of Constantinople trying to get people to have a crusade to protect ancient ruins from the Turks. He recorded a lot of ancient ruins, found a lot of books and antiquities, and met a lot of people.There were several bits of information here I didn't have, and lots of nifty gossip.There's a little much "as he looked at x he must have though [...]


    2. In the 1420s, Renaissance clerk Cyriacus of Ancona fell in love with the dilapidated ruins of classical civilization and undertook a personal campaign to document and plead for their conservation. When this led him into the courts of the pope, Holy Roman, Emperor and Byzantine Emperor, it also led to the discovery that archeology, even proto-archeology, is the best possible cover for middle eastern spying. Apparently, as the British would shamelessly exploit later, there is no better way to get [...]


    3. I guess it never occurred to me that in earlier times, people wouldn't have even thought about preserving and protecting ancient buildings, art, etc. Since we do it now, I guess I thought it was always done. But this book tells the story of how it was NOT always done, and if it hadn't been for Cyriacus of Acona, this 15th century guy from Italy south of Venice, we probably wouldn't today have the Forum and the Colisseum in Rome, the Acropolis in Athens, etc. People back then were basically robbi [...]


    4. I think it is a misnomer to call Cyriacus an archaeologist. What he did greatly benefited later archaeologists since many of the sites he drew and described had since been destroyed or further deteriorated. But he was an antiquarian rather than an archaeologist since except for his meticulous notes and drawings, he used no scientific methodology. But Belozerskaya does us a service by bringing him to light--it is amazing that so much that would have been lost to modern times was only preserved cu [...]


    5. The force was not strong enough in me…… I was a little more than halfway through last night, looked up at Rob and said “This book sucks.” I took this book back to the library this morning. This book should come with a warning that it is extremely hard to engage in, even if it is a subject you are so very interested in. At first I was making excuses for the author thinking it was translated from Russian, but alas its first language is English. I am saddened that I only now know a small bi [...]


    6. Nonfiction about the life of Cyriacus, father of Archaeology. I found his story fascinating. As a shipping accountant for an Italian port in the 1400's, Cyriacus was a collector of artifacts and through his travels, drew, sketched and described many of the treasures of the ancient world. He influenced a pope to launch a Crusade against the Turks, he traveled extensively in hostile territory, and fervently pushed for a reconciliation between the Christian church in Rome and the one in Constantino [...]


    7. I stumbled upon this book on a shelf in my local library; I cannot recommend it highly enough. Non fiction written like a novel makes a man living in the 1400's come alive, makes a period I as a Greek American knew little about fascinating. I read non-fiction to continue learning, learn new things; I did both with this book. She's an excellent writer.


    8. Interesting book about Cyriascia (?) 1400s Italian merchant who provoked interest in saving antiquities of the ancient world of Greece/Italy. He also spied and helped push forward the fifth (?) and last (?) Crusade. He got around.


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