The Garden of Cyrus: Quincunx


The text is from Quintillian's Institutio Oratoria VIII.3.ix: “Quid [illo] quincunce speciosius, qui, in quamcumque partem spectaveris, rectus est?”; roughly, “What more beautiful [way to plant trees] than the quincunx, that, from whatever direction you regard it, presents straight lines?”

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This page is by James Eason.