Marci Philosophia Notes

Notes on Johannes Marcus Marci, Philosophia Vetus Restituta (1662)

Apart from one phrase, this is straightforward. It gives us the useful information that Marci and Barschius met around 1622 and that Marci inherited Barschius’s books.

I have not been able to track down the reference to Cotes and Lydia: it is fairly certainly a literary allusion.

Ages at this time of the individuals involved

Rudolph II: dead for 50 years

Jacobus Horcziczky: dead for 40 years

Raphael Mnihovsky: dead for 18 years

Georgius Barschius: dead for about 7 years

Johannes Marcus Marci: 67

Athanasius Kircher: 60