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Alexander, the astrologer and the oracles of the gods: As a youth in Macedonia Alexander was tutored by the astrologer and magician (and his secret father) Netanabo, who foretold that his son (Alexander) would kill him; as Alexander passed through Didyma on his conquest of Miletus, part of his init...

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Alexander and Troy It is said that Alexander carried a copy of the Iliad wherever he traveled, a gift from the philosopher Aristotle. Through his mother's side Alexander was a descendant of Achilles*, and it is as a new Achilles that Alexander saw himself as he set sail from Greece for Troy: Prior ...

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"There lies the Fate of Carthage!" https://scontent-frt3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22894071_1427239280727068_7950197880221844779_n.jpg?oh=d2109069f414af190c3e21170112d701&oe=5A6839A3 Hannibal, upon seeing his brother's severed head, cried: "There lies the fate of Carthage" -- his prophetic words were...

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Steve, Nice catches on the Alexander medieval myths, especially the tree and griffin-throne/aerial vehicle correlates in the Sola Busca. Well the prominence of the Alexandrian theme has long been noted among the commentators on the SB - In my own researches I was fascinated to discover how widespre...

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M S appears on all the aces, although very faint on the cups and shields: https://scontent-frt3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/23031437_1432289486888714_8610122659324091358_n.jpg?oh=8119098d68c2ab7caca9131839e6cb50&oe=5AA421A9 I think the coat of arms on the aces of cups and shields is too damaged to be re...

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What were the concerns of the Venetians who created the Sola Busca is of primary significance: what were they reading, what were their geopolitical aspirations, cultural interests, etc, at the time the Sola Busca was invented? [\quote] We don´t know they were created by Venetıans, only that an engr...

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"There lies the Fate of Carthage!" https://scontent-frt3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22894071_1427239280727068_7950197880221844779_n.jpg?oh=d2109069f414af190c3e21170112d701&oe=5A6839A3 Hannibal, upon seeing his brother's severed head, cried: "There lies the fate of Carthage" -- his prophetic words were...

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"inter utram facem" (between two torches) Meaning: From the Marriage Torch to the Funeral Torch Albeit in the SB - the sequence is inverted!? Torches, both upright and inverted, most commonly used in Roman ritual were the nuptial torch of Hymen used for weddings, and the torch of mourning used at f...

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A bit more on Bacchus: http://www.wopc.co.uk/images/countries/italy/sola-busca/polisena.jpg In Polisena I notice the Dionysian theme (as with other cup cards) - the serpent and the dophins, which reminds me of the pirates turned into dolphins, whose oars were turned into serpents -- On other possib...

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