Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 5 The Structure of the Head: Why It Is Shaped As It Is, and How Many Configurations It Has

How Nature protected the eyes

Above them, she placed eyelids, lashes, and the bone of the forehead [os frontale, pars orbitalis]; below, besides the eyelids, cheeks 9 protect the eyes. In the parts between, the nose is placed between the eyes like a wall; then an extremely strong bone [os zygomaticum] surrounds the outer angle of the orbit, so that the eyes are hedged in on all sides by raised and protruding parts and lie conveniently hidden as in a recessed valley [cavitas orbitale].



Book One -- The things that sustain and support the entire body, and what braces and attaches them all. [the bones and the ligaments that interconnect them] | Chapter 5 The Structure of the Head: Why It Is Shaped As It Is, and How Many Configurations It Has