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Ville Arles (Bouches-du-Rhône, 13)
Subject(s) Miscellanea
Author(s) Sobieski, Jakub
  Cracovian noble (1590-1646)
Resource type Manuscript
Date 1611-1612
References Dlugosz 1991, p. 161
Bibliography Rekowska-Ruszkowska 2002, p. 80 ; Lemerle 2005, pp. 89-91

Only copies of Sobieski's account of his journey subsist today and it is these that formed the basis of later editions. Sobieski travelled in the South of France and in Italy between August 1611 and December 1612; he probably refers here to the amphitheatre, since the theatre had not yet been identified as such


« [il y a] force ruines d’édifices des Romains, il y a aussi des théâtres, déjà bien endommagés, nombreuses sont les colonnes et différents autres vestigia antiquitatis. » (French transl. Rekowska-Ruszkowska 2002, p. 80)