The Discovery of Piranesi's Final Project
Stephen Lauf



III. Kal. 27th (February 27th)
the first Equirria
And now two nights of the month are left, and Mars urges on the swift steeds yoked to his chariot. The day has kept the appropriate name of Equirria ("horse-races"), derived from the races which the god himself beholds in his own plain. Thou marching God (Gradivus), in thine own right thou comest. Thy season demands a place in my song, and the month marked by the name is at hand.
Ovid, Festi, James George Frazer, trans. (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1989), p.119.


27 February 272
C. Flavius Valerius Claudius Constantinus (Constantine the Great) born at Naissus, Moesia Superior (Nis, Serbia), son of Constantius Chlorus and Helena.


27 February 1778   Friday
Vases, Candelabra, Grave Stones, Sarcophagi. Tripods, Lamps and Ancient Ornaments   volume I

Ancient vase palms high 4. onc. 7. which can be seen in the Author's Museum
In England at Mr. Hugh Deane Country Painter
Another view of the South Vase which is found at the Author's
Pedestal seen in England at His Excellency my lord Exeter
To Signor Thomas Palmer English Knight, lover of the fine arts
In deed of respect the Cavalier Gio. Batt(ist)a Piranesi D. D. D.


27 February 1812   Thursday

I saw several people on business in the morning. ..... to Mulberry Street Meeting. Afterwards walked down to see my brother and paid downtown visits. Walked to SL's to dinner, fatigued and my knee painful, remained indoors PM. Evening at JL's Sydney Hutchinson and his sister R. Ashbridge there pleasantly. Therm. here AM 22 rose to 24. Wind NW, cold all day.


27 February 2023   Monday
Raccolta de' tempj antichi   Parti I

Topography of the two Temples of Vesta and the Sibyl in Tivoli with their respective elevations and sections of the mt.
Figure I. A Temple of Vesta. B Substruction of the same area. C Temple of the Sibyl.   Figure II. D Main aspect of the Temple of Vesta E and the Crag substructure F. G River Aniene, which hides in the chasm. H Side of the Temple of the Sibyl.   Figure III. I Side of the Temple of Vesta. K Backside of the Temple of the Sibyl. L Substructions on the slope of Mt. M Cliff of the left bank of the River.   Figure IV. N Section of the Mount, W and of the aforementioned Rock, P Level of the River. Q Right side of the Temple of the Sibyl. R Backside of the Temple of Vesta
Franc. Piranesi drew and engraved       1780




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