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Re: Sola-Busca riddles

Thanks for answering my question with your usual erudition (about Haepheston laying a wreath at the tomb of Patroclus, of which I had no idea). So Haepheston parallels Patroclus and Alexander parallels Achilles. On the 2 of Swords, it is an older man and a younger man. That would be Patroclus as old...

Re: Le Tarot arithmologique - la séquence 1+4+7+10 = 22

On Pythagoreanism generally in the 15th-17th centuries, I noticed a very impressive post by John Meador in 2003 or 2004 that deserves not to be lost. It is at This is on p. 2 of the thread

Re: That Word Again...Tarot

If "tarocco" is related to "sirocco", there is a more plausible explanation than an appeal to a Chinese game that may or may not have existed at the time of Marco Polo. First, the game wasn't called "tarocco" early on, but "trionfi" (1440 Florence, 1442 Ferrara, 1450 Florence, etc.); "tarocco" doesn...

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