Book/Printed Material Hieroglyphs: Commentaries on the Sacred Letters of the Egyptians and Other Peoples. Hieroglyphica, seu de sacris Aegyptiorum, aliarumque gentium literis commentarii

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Title

  • Hieroglyphs: Commentaries on the Sacred Letters of the Egyptians and Other Peoples.

Other Title

  • Hieroglyphica, seu de sacris Aegyptiorum, aliarumque gentium literis commentarii

Summary

  • Hieroglyphica by the Italian humanist Pierio Valeriano (1477--1560), also known by the Latinized version of his name, Pierius Valerianus, is the first modern study of Egyptian hieroglyphs. Originally published in Basel, Switzerland, in 1556, the book became very popular in Europe. It was reprinted in the 16th and 17th centuries and translated from the original Latin into French and Italian. This Latin edition was published in Lyon, France, in 1602. Valeriano partly based his book on the Hieroglyphica of Horapollo, who is said to have been an Egyptian priest whose work survives in a fifth-century Greek translation that was discovered on the island of Andros in 1419. The Hieroglyphica is often considered a Renaissance dictionary of symbols. Valeriano collates a wide variety of passages from ancient authors and brings together Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and mediaeval symbols, with commentary and numerous illustrations. The work is dedicated to the Duke of Florence, Cosimo de' Medici (1519--74).

Names

  • Horapollo Associated Name.
  • Valeriano, Pierio, 1477-1560 Author.

Created / Published

  • Lyon : Paul Frellon, 1602.

Headings

  • -  Greece
  • -  Italy
  • -  Egypt
  • -  2950 B.C. to 1602
  • -  Hieroglyphics
  • -  Signs and symbols
  • -  Writing--History

Notes

  • -  Title devised, in English, by Library staff.
  • -  Original resource extent: 644 pages.
  • -  Original resource at: Museum Plantin-Moretus/Print Room.
  • -  Content in Latin.
  • -  Description based on data extracted from World Digital Library, which may be extracted from partner institutions.

Medium

  • 1 online resource.

Digital Id

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2021666801

Online Format

  • compressed data
  • pdf
  • image

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Chicago citation style:

Horapollo Associated Name, and Pierio Valeriano. Hieroglyphs: Commentaries on the Sacred Letters of the Egyptians and Other Peoples. Lyon: Paul Frellon, 1602. Pdf. https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666801/.

APA citation style:

Horapollo Associated Name & Valeriano, P. (1602) Hieroglyphs: Commentaries on the Sacred Letters of the Egyptians and Other Peoples. Lyon: Paul Frellon. [Pdf] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2021666801/.

MLA citation style:

Horapollo Associated Name, and Pierio Valeriano. Hieroglyphs: Commentaries on the Sacred Letters of the Egyptians and Other Peoples. Lyon: Paul Frellon, 1602. Pdf. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2021666801/>.