Pagliano A. (2019). Le ore del sole. Geometria e astronomia negli antichi orologi solari romani. Edizioni Paparo

  • Cristina Càndito

Abstract

The book by Alessandra Pagliano grew out of research for the exhibition “Le ore del Sole” which took place from September 21st 2018 to January 31st 2019 at the Archaeological Museum of Na-
ples (MANN), where twelve Greek-Roman sundial clocks were displayed. The sundial of the Great Hall of this Museum is also described in the book, showing an eighteenth-century astronomical instrument belonging to an uncommon type of camera obscura sundial. The text was created from the theoretical and practical knowledge the author acquired on gnomonics thanks to the research carried out over the past years. In her studies, the fusing of the historical relationship between geometry and the representation of space and time is not only of theoretical in-
terest, but it also has practical value. The knowledge described is, in fact, essential to the recovery of ancient sundials, which would otherwise remain devoid of their instrumental meaning.

Published
2019-12-23
How to Cite
[1]
CànditoC., “Pagliano A. (2019). Le ore del sole. Geometria e astronomia negli antichi orologi solari romani. Edizioni Paparo”, diségno, no. 5, pp. 230-232, Dec. 2019.