Two essays regarding ancient Greco-Roman perspective systems

Fresco from Villa of P. Fannius Synistor at Boscoreale, Italy:  ca. 4030 B.C. -- now in Metropolitan Museum of Art- New York
c.35 B.C. fresco from Boscoreale, Italy -- Metropolitan Museum of Art; New York

Essay #1:   "Review of two books on ancient Perspective illustration"     ("Click" on title to view text -- 2 pages)
        How two modern studies of ancient Pompeian murals point us to the long-lost Greek theater perspective system cited by Vitruvius, and how the modern Glide Projection system corresponds to perspective geometries of later Pompeian styles.

Essay #2:   "The non-euclidean OPTICS of Euclid"     ("Click" on title to view text -- 1 page)
        An hypothesis that the ancient Optics of Euclid (c. 300 B.C.) described both euclidean and non-eculidean visualizations -- a primal pan-geometry from which the author extracts the premier euclidean form.

Posted: 9th February 2014; last revised on 15th April 2017