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Re: The World

Hi, Julian, this word is an abbreviation, indicated by the dash over the /o/. The scribe uses the same abbreviation for "pontifex", in the phrase "O pōtifex cur & c.", for "O pontifex cur etc." (O Pontifex (Papa, Pope), why?"), in the second line of the Papessa entry, Other examples in the names of ...

Re: The Empress

That would make sense only as a supreme act of deception on the part of Filippo Maria Visconti,... as he surely would not have countenanced a commoner like Francesco Sforza as Duke. Of course that possibility would never have entered his mind, since he never intended the Duchy to go to his daughter...

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