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Re: The Hermit

Renard wrote, now think I was wrong on two points. The first is that Fama is not represented on this card as a Virtue (she does not appear in any list of moral or social Virtues that I have been able to consult) but as a Domination, another angelic creature, of the same rank in the celestial hierarc...

Re: The Hermit

My speculation is that Prudence with mirror and snake was originally in the deck and in Ferrara 12th in the order, out of 16 before the 5 between Devil and Sun were added. So Temperance would be 6th, Fortitude 9th, and Justice 15th. Prudence fills the missing space at 12. Then the duke, having probl...

Andrea 2020, pt. 1

Now I turn to Andrea Vitali's essays in 2020. I want to emphasize that you can more or less read these essays for yourself in English and other languages by following my suggestions at http://forum.tarothistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=1906. Essentially what you do is search on Google for "Saggi Leta...

Re: Bolognese or Florentine trump order, which is earlier?

Thanks for bringing up Pratesi on Sicily. I can't believe I forgot about him. Nathaniel wrote: I make no mention of Prudence because I am talking about the first standard deck, or (to be more exact) the first standard trump order, which must have been the common ancestor of all the trump orders know...

Re: Bolognese or Florentine trump order, which is earlier?

Nathaniel wrote, The only major difficulty with your argument that Temperance-Justice-Fortitude was the primary Type A order is the Sicilian deck, which has Temperance-Fortitude-Justice, like Florence. The earliest Sicilian cards bear strong resemblance to the earliest Roman cards, so it is reasonab...

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