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Re: Tractatus de deficatione sexdecim heroum, text and translation

I am still on the rules, including the scoring. It seems to me that the rules would have been in between those of Viti and those of transitional games such as Karnoffel. I can find nothing about how Karnoffel was, or is, scored. Any sources? As far as the rules of trionfi at this time, we have to be...

Re: Tractatus de deficatione sexdecim heroum, text and translation

Ross: Thanks for citing Lactantius as your source for the Phoenix as "the bird of untold, exotic oriental wealth". Looking in that source, http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0707.htm, I do not find where he says this. It is a bird of Egypt, yes, but that land, or the East generally, is not associated ...

Re: Gebelin: Introduction

Thanks, Steve. I thought maybe the "136" was maybe "I 36", that is, 36 of part I. I could find no other 36. Yes, the de Bry is undoubtedly the one. When you click on the little phrase at the bottom left of your link, you get http://www.rdklabor.de/wiki/Datei:08-0861-1.jpg , which identifies it (as d...

Re: Gebelin: Introduction

Steve: What is the source of that account of the death of M. de Gebelin? Also, I have been trying to find the source Gebelin gives for the "FIDEI SIMILACRUM" monument. It shold be at https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/boissard1597bd3/0154/image, which is volume 3 of Boissard's Antiquites , pla...

Re: Gebelin: Introduction

Here are some suggestions for notes on the trumps: Fool 1. I hope you will include Horace 22nd ode, as I am convinced you are right. 2. its only value is that which it gives to the others: possibly refers to the use of the Fool to complete sequences, although this is a rule that he does not mention ...

Re: Gebelin: Introduction

Here I go again: memoirs he procured - memoirs he has procured at the same time that it - which at the same time civil game, in which it prevailed over the latter. - civil game, in which it excelled over the latter. performed between themselves - performed among themselves card decks used by the Spa...

Re: The Cary-Yale Kings – a nod to Visconti genealogy?

One problem with your argument, Phaeded, is that this is not the only Visconti Love card ever made. If nothing else, there is the Brera-Brambilla's. What do you suppose it looked like? Why wouldn't it have had a marriage bed, too? Even the heraldics are not specific enough, if the reference point wa...

Re: An Arthurian text dedicated to Filippo Visconti, with dedication illumination

Phaeded: As far as Arthuriian themes in the CY, I would think the World card suggests, among other things, a Grail Knight and the Fisher King (fishing in the lake), with the red castle as the Grail Castle. This is not to deny other interpretations, such as Francesco Sforza in some exploit or Filippo...

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