In the

*Symbols and units:*

See the section on labyrinths in roma style.

*Contents for figures:*

*Fig. Rp1: Roma-Piadena Labyrinth*

*Fig. Rp3: Roma-Piadena
variant AABA’.*

*Fig. Rp1: Roma-Piadena Labyrinth*

from about
year 0 is here drawn as a square and as a circle. See photo in fig.
i3 in section 1.

**4 radial lanes, 4 quadrants, 3 identical**

The
Roma-Piadena Labyrinth consists of 4 quadrants, clearly divided by 4 radial
lanes. The 3 quadrants are identical and the 4’ quadrant is hardly
distinguishable by a quick glance. The 4 quadrants are traversed in turn.

From the
start at the edge you walk directly towards the centre along a radial lane in a
quadrant line, and from the centre and outwards the 1’ quadrant is then walked
in a type of wave pattern, which is made more obvious by colouring the circle
labyrinth in detail F. After finishing quadrant 1 you end at the outer edge and
then you walk towards the centre again along the next radial lane precisely
repeating everything in quadrant 2 and 3. In quadrant 4 you first move outwards
away from the centre in an oscillating wave form and then when the outer edge
is reached you turn to move inwards again to end up by the goal in the centre.

The 4
quadrants are here called A,A,A,B. After having walked through quadrant 1 you
have the joy of repeating everything in
quadrant 2 and again in quadrant 3, and then experience a variation in quadrant
4. This is a good classic principle known from dance and music.

*Fig. Rp2: Wave analysis*

The
Roma-Piadena Labyrinth complies with the elementary wave figures C and H of fig. r1 in section 4.

**Quadrant = wave**

Each
quadrant is traversed in a type of wave form. In section 4 with roma type
labyrinths there is given a survey of the elementary wave forms in fig. r1 for
use for roma and troja labyrinths. From this survey it is seen that the
Roma-Piadena labyrinth in quadrant 1 – 3 complies with wave form C, and in
quadrant 4 with wave form H, here turned as in detail J.

So in
northern

*Fig. Rp3: Roma variant AABA’*.

The
Roma-Piadena Labyrinth has the pattern AAAB, i.e. where the pattern of quadrant
1 is precisely repeated in quadrant 2 and 3 and changed in quadrant 4. In music
the form AABA is often used. This form cannot be fully obtained here. The form
AABA’ is shown here, where A’ is seen to be A mirrored. A’ is walked in its
wave figure from the outer edge and inwards while A is walked from the centre
and outwards. In the quadrant line of A’ you walk from the centre and outwards
while you in the 3 other quadrant lines walk towards the centre.

*Contents of the other
sections:*

5 Chartres Labyrinth in Chartres

6 Labyrinths
of chartres style

7 Comparing
labyrinth-examples