Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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A Personal Landmark

I turned the final page of the Hypnerotomachia last night. Polia disappeared from Poliphilo's arms just as they were about to comsummate their love- as we always feared she would. He writes her epitaph. Poliphilo was probably a guy called Francesco Colonna. Who Polia was is anybody's guess. It's possible she was merely a fictional device, but I doubt it.
 
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Polia and Poliphilo
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