The Porticus and the Aula of the horti Luciliani render a fourth and perhaps final clue. It is from a select group of plan fragments on the Mons Pinicus or Collis Hortulorum of Bufalini's Ichnographia Urbis that Piranesi imaginatively redraws the Horti Luciliani. The resultant redrawn garden plan suggest a methodology whereby the fragmentary plans of Bufalini were used as kernels of ancient fact that, in turn, galvanized newly interpreted fictitious redrawings, thus paradoxically rendering what once was.
paradox 1 : a tenet or proposition contrary to received opinion 2 a : a statement or sentiment that is seemingly contradictory or opposed to common sense and yet perhaps true in fact 2 (1) b : a statement that is self-contradictory and hence false even though its true character is not immediately apparent 2 (2) b : an argument that apparantly derives self-contradictory conclusions by valid deduction from acceptable premises
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