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Re: The Hanged Man

I was wrong. The number was actually “333,” which was incorporated into the Aeneid’s Prophecy of Jupiter (Book 1, lines 254-96). Venus, upset by the cruel treatment her son, Aeneas, and the other Trojans were suffering at Juno’s hands, protests to Jupiter that he has forgotten his oath that a new ra...

Re: The Hanged Man

Huck wrote: Bonifacius VIII was a doubtful guide, and if he took Dante to create a splendid name in the future, the experiment went totally wrong. Indeed. In Dante’s Commedia (Inf. 19.49-63), the tortured shade of Pope Nicholas III who, like all the dead, can see into the future, “predicts” that Bo...

Re: The Hanged Man

Huck! Always good to hear from you. Before I forget, in my edited post, above, I added some illustrations respecting those figures (8 total!), which Giotto depicted hanging in Hell at the Last Judgment. Huck wrote: The picture [Giotto’s Last Judgment] is from 1304-05, so before Dante's "La divina co...

Re: The Hanged Man

Dear Mike H, Thank you for your kind response to my inquiry. I apologize for the delay in my own. It was not intentional. I have not visited this forum for a few months due to my hectic schedule. Kate wrote. in August I read recently (albeit I cannot attest to the veracity of the source) that the pr...

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