L' operates and the utopian sketch
of a city' ideal, written in the form of philosophical dialogue
among a rider of the order of the Ospitalieris of St. Giovanni
in Jerusalem and a “Genoese helmsman of the Christopher Columbus”,
that narrates of his/her arrival to the today's island of
Sumatra, called Taprobana, and of his/her departure for the
City' of the Sun, founded by people coming from Indies, that
chose to live “to the philosophical one in commune.”
La city' it rises on a high ground and and uniform in seven
circles, called with the name of the planets; to it it is
entered through four doors, situated in the four cardinal
points. In his/her tall part or acropolis you and a circular
temple, on whose altar and situated a world map. The head
and a Prince Priest (Sun or Metaphysical), with which smaller
principles collaborate as Pon or Potesta, Since, or Wisdom,
Mor or Love, that the various duties are divided (for instance
Love he takes care of the procreation, of the education, of
the health...) and they have different “offiziali” actions
to perform their orders (for instance from Since they depend
“the astrologer, the Cosmografo [...], the Loico, the Rettorico,
the Grammarian [...], the Moral one”).
In the city' the concept of ownership doesn't exist': its
absence prevents that the avarice' takes foot and that the
common love for the job and the country is supplanted by the
All receive the same education in all the arts and you/he/she
are elected Prince Priest or Sun who it results perfect in
the exercise of the learned knowledges, with particular attention
to know philosophical, essential for the art of the good government.
his/her children, whose birth and limited to avoid the overcrowding
of the city', they are polite in common and, the young people
being common also the use of the rooms and the kitchens they
have to serve the elderly ones bringing them respect.
Above all and absolutely nonexistent any discrimination of
class, being the nobility' of origin replaced with one of
moral and philosophical nature.
Important and also' the physical exercise, according to the
laws of the antiquity', action to forge strong warriors. Few
in use and instead the commerce, while is being the navigation,
is the agriculture they are kept in great respect and this
last it allows a natural feeding.
In the city' the jails are absent, because' superfluous, as
few and essential they are the laws, being the life regulated
by a religion very similar to that Christian, thanks to which
he believes in the immortality' of the soul and in the effectiveness
of the prayer: for this God and the celestial bodies are honored,
but above all the sun.