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by marco
18 Jul 2018, 08:12
Forum: Bianca's Garden
Topic: The Moon
Replies: 70
Views: 92718

Re: The Moon

I checked Ripa's Iconologia and found out that the white girdle is, since the times of ancient Rome, a symbol of Virginity (a moral attribute of Diana). Several years after this post, I stumbled upon the attached drawing of the Virgo constellation. Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Typ 43, T...
by marco
26 Aug 2016, 09:45
Forum: Reception
Topic: Michael Hurst has died
Replies: 8
Views: 18900

Re: Michael Hurst has died

Thank you, Ross. I will greatly miss Michael's culture and wit. The last time I heard from him, he told me he had found an early photograph of Gertrude Moakley and uploaded it to wikipedia. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Gertrude-moakley-yearbook-photo-1925-age-20-retouched.jpg He was such ...
by marco
30 Oct 2015, 12:17
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Poem with ...-occh (1779 - Domenico Balestrieri)
Replies: 13
Views: 17198

Re: Poem with ...-occh (1779 - Domenico Balestrieri)

I think the reference is only to the Wheel of Fortune (X). “Biccocch” possibly means “stumbling people”, Here it could refer to drunkards. Thanks Marco -- I think biccoch is most likely the Lombardian 'bicocca', spinning wheel (guindolo or arcolaio in Italian). I was reading asp as aspo (like a ree...
by marco
27 Oct 2015, 15:58
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Poem with ...-occh (1779 - Domenico Balestrieri)
Replies: 13
Views: 17198

Re: Poem with ...-occh (1779 - Domenico Balestrieri)

Guardee el des in di tarocch, La sort gira appress a pocch Come i asp, come i biccocch, In sto mond tutt pien de scocch. In modern Italian: Guarda il dieci nei tarocchi, la sorte gira appresso a pochi come gli aspi, come le bicocche, in questo mondo tutto pieno di scocche. English: Look at Ten in T...
by marco
31 Jul 2015, 15:04
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Project: Festival book 1475
Replies: 76
Views: 127371

Re: Project: Festival book 1475

In case this has not been posted before, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana BAV Manuscript Urb.lat.899 is available online:
http://digi.vatlib.it/view/MSS_Urb.lat.899
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by marco
29 Aug 2014, 12:02
Forum: Bianca's Garden
Topic: The Sun
Replies: 90
Views: 141114

Re: The Sun

Huck wrote:Interesting suggestion.

I don't know about Pollett's suggestions. Do you have a link?
Hello Huck,
I only have the link in the previous post.
http://l-pollett.tripod.com/cards69.htm
by marco
29 Aug 2014, 08:44
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Dummett and methodology [was Re: The Sun]
Replies: 226
Views: 213845

Re: Dummett and methodology [was Re: The Sun]

It doesn't seem to me to be inappropriate or anachronistic at all to discuss the propagandist elements of the V-S cards, such an element is clearly present, and I don't think it necessarily negates any other values it may possess. How the intrusion of propaganda may affect the overall interpretatio...
by marco
29 Aug 2014, 08:26
Forum: The Researcher's Study
Topic: Dummett and methodology [was Re: The Sun]
Replies: 226
Views: 213845

Re: Dummett and methodology [was Re: The Sun]

Are we to believe that in each of these instances the decks were for the spiritual betterment of soldier-princes whose stemmi are littered throughout? Hello Phaeded, I don't think that we are necessarily to believe the same thing. Anyway, in your previous post your wrote that 'moral allegory' is no...
by marco
28 Aug 2014, 09:18
Forum: Bianca's Garden
Topic: The Sun
Replies: 90
Views: 141114

Re: The Sun

Hello Huck, thank you very much for trying to understand more of Wüst's notes! I think, that the idea, when all planets are all together at one point, that this would mean the end of the world, is old in the astrological ideas Yes the idea is ancient and it is thought to be of Babylonian origin. See...