A sort of "Veritas" in the theater play "Philodoxus" ...Lorredan wrote:OK so it could well be Veritas locked up. Veritas is the Mother of Virtue the daughter of Saturn.
http://atwaatwar.wordpress.com/2011/10/ ... veritas-2/
I found this World like figure whilst looking for depictions of Veritas........
So I think that tree with human features is not Daphne......but Mendacium (Falsehood has taken root in the garden)AesopTherefore, he put both statues in the kiln and when they had been thoroughly baked, he infused them both with life: sacred Veritas (Truth) walked with measured steps, while her unfinished twin stood stuck in her tracks. That forgery, that product of subterfuge, thus acquired the name of Mendacium [Pseudologos, Falsehood], and I readily agree with people who say that she has no feet: every once in a while something that is false can start off successfully, but with time Veritas (Truth) is sure to prevail."
So it would seem that Truth needs the Virtues to free her.
Ahhhh... Thanks for the broken spear, I still do not understand the broken spear analogy.
http://parnaseo.uv.es/celestinesca/Nume ... umento.pdf
... of Alberti (1424) is Alithia, daughter of Chronos (= Time), which likely shall say, that Veritas is something, which appears after some time (the girl with the final words) ... though in the play Alethia has only 4 sentences:
1. "What else? When they had grabbed Phimia (= Fame, which is Glory's sister), they left."
2. "Shall we go home then?"
3. "Hello, Father"
4. "Yes, Father"
What Alithia says at sentence 1, is the essential plot of the story. And sentence 2 is the essential idea of the spectator, after the story has finished.
And Mnimia (= Memory) is Alithia's guardian. And Mnimia is the lost wife of Phroneus, who is the friend of the male super-hero Philodoxus, who desires Doxia (which is Glory, sister of Fame). And Phroneus is the "true Alberti" himself. And Fortunatus, the foe-hero, is the one, who grabs Phimia.
6. Eternity = Doxia )= Glory
5. Time = Alithia = Mnimia = Memory and that, what Alberti prefers
4. Fame = Phimia
3. (Death) Philodoxus
2. (Chastity) Phroneus = Alberti
1. (Love) Fortunius
Virtues don't get special attention, but virtues commonly accompany "Chastity"
If you look precisely, it's Isabella d'Este, daughter of Ferrara, who creates the Virtue and Vices fashion in Mantova.Huck it is interesting that those like Gonzaga that played Tarot had this obsession with Virtue and Vice.
Btw. ... 1502 is the year, when Alfonso d'Este married Lucrezia Borgia, and Isabella d'Este opposed this. And her husband found, that Lucrezia is attractive.