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Re: Tractatus de deficatione sexdecim heroum, text and translation

Thank you very much for these ample comments, Mike! They are very helpful. Don't be shy, anyone. Both the style, and the actual translation - i.e. the meaning - can be improved. But especially the style. For the meaning, for instance, you're definitely right about Daphne's "herbosas ripas" rather th...

Re: Tractatus de deficatione sexdecim heroum, text and translation

Thanks Phaeded. It looks like this 2010 paper will be relevant, perhaps mostly the same sources and conclusions - https://www.academia.edu/22667987/Exclusivist_Republicanism_and_the_Non-Monarchical_Republic Also good in the context of this thread are these remarks from Hankins on provisional Renaiss...

Re: Valets-Slaves Reference

Well, it would seem that there is a precedent for equating the valet or jack with the slave after all: in the Persian/Indian game mentioned earlier, Ganjifa, spelt in many ways, we find not only the suit of slaves in some variations of the game, but also the jack-slave: "In an account about gamepla...

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