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Re: Sola-Busca riddles

As well as Angleus Catone, who wrote a pamphlet on the comet of 1472, which he interpreted as a sign of forthcoming victories of the Turks, we have Carbone, who translated Bessarian's letter against the Turks.Carbone was also on very friendly terms with King Matthias Corvino, who was very keen to fo...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

Very good, it's coming together. How do you reconcile the traditional date of 1493, from the founding of Venice, though? It would seem to be pro-Venetian. Is it a kind of visual poem, calling Christendom, under the allegory of Carthaginian-era Rome, to war against the Turks? Perhaps the antagonism ...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

An anonymous poem of the 15th century on the War of Ferrara makes mention of the King of Hungary, the Turks and, which may be of interest because of Catones interpretation of the 1472 comet, the astrology of the times: E da l'altro canto il Re d'ungaria perché L'imperio non gli dona il passo di veni...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

Do you have a theory about what the overall metaphor of the Punic wars meant in the context the Sola Busca was created in? Was it some current war? As per my earlier post re: the bearded star [comet] of Catone, linking the image with the contemporary Angelus Catone who interpreted the comet of 1472...

Re: Sola-Busca riddles

"There lies the Fate of Carthage!" TRUMP XIII - CATONE Hannibal, upon seeing his brother's severed head, cried: "There lies the fate of Carthage" -- his prophetic words were fulfilled many years later, when Carthage was utterly destroyed, largely at the instigation of Cato the Elder, who according ...

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