demonagerie
demonagerie:

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 229 f. 183v. Boccaccio. De casibus virorum illustrium (in the French translation by Laurent de Premierfait). Lyon, c.1435-40.The death of Marcus Atilius Regulus, but not precisely as described by Augustine who says: “the Carthaginians put him to death with refined, elaborate, and horrible tortures. They shut him up in a narrow box, in which he was compelled to stand, and in which finely sharpened nails were fixed all round about him, so that he could not lean upon any part of it without intense pain; and so they killed him by depriving him of sleep.”  A not inapt description of the internet.

demonagerie:

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Français 229 f. 183v. Boccaccio. De casibus virorum illustrium (in the French translation by Laurent de Premierfait). Lyon, c.1435-40.


The death of Marcus Atilius Regulus, but not precisely as described by Augustine who says: “the Carthaginians put him to death with refined, elaborate, and horrible tortures. They shut him up in a narrow box, in which he was compelled to stand, and in which finely sharpened nails were fixed all round about him, so that he could not lean upon any part of it without intense pain; and so they killed him by depriving him of sleep.” A not inapt description of the internet.