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A fact from Hypnerotomachia Poliphili appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 28 August 2006. The text of the entry was as follows: "Did you know
...that Poliphilo (pictured), the main character in the Renaissance book Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, was said to have felt "extreme delight," "incredible joy," and "frenetic pleasure and cupidinous frenzy" when he saw the buildings depicted in the book?"
I have never heard of this; it is certainly not impossible. I would have thought Verne to have been more of a rationalist, but he does use such devices as Runic cyphers and similarly esoteric themes. -- IHCOYC 03:43, 30 Jul 2003 (UTC)
Has anyone noticed any parallels between the Hypnerotomachia and the apocryphal Book of Enoch? Something about the way the text describes poliphilo's meanderings and observations reminds me of it somewhat. I haven't read very much of the Hypnerotomachia yet but it was something that struck me initially. Something about the mysterious place that he wanders to also gives me the notion that he has somehow discovered the lost continent of Atlantis. I thought maybe others have had this feeling too or perhaps had read the Book of Enoch and had noticed any parallels.
Alberto Pérez-Gómez wrote a 1992 contemporary retelling of the Hypnerotomachia that he entitled "Polyphilo or The Dark Forest Revisited - An Erotic Epiphany of Architecture" - a reference to MIT press webpage: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/item/default.asp?ttype=2&tid=8942 the book is currently shown as out of print. M9 00:17, 30 December 2005 (UTC)
That was vandalism edit made a day before your comment. Check the edit history if you see anything suspicious or utterly ridiculous next time - most likely it's an unspotted vandalism edit. Aran|heru|nar 09:02, 6 September 2006 (UTC)
I wanted to make a suggestion on point 5.5: Gypnerotomahiya (animation) Occasionally in Russian, the G letter Г is actually pronouced as a H, thus making this Hypnerotomahiya - as is also shown on the link provided:  (And it's, of course, in keeping with the original title.) Thanks. --khrystene (talk) 16:34, 3 January 2009 (UTC)