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Re: CY Swords fruit is neither quince nor pomegranate. It's medlar

Thank you Natheniel for sharing your find of Gabriele's research. In light of this convincing evidence (one need go no further than the Decembrio reference) I readily acknowledge the plant on the CY is indeed the medlar and not the quince or pomegranate (despite numerous posts of my own referring to...

Re: From Marziano to the Cary-Yale and the Ludus Triumphorum

I have again rewritten my argument (to include Karnoffel), for which see https://marzianotoludus.blogspot.com/2019/12/. Not Karnoffel but your discussion of the Theologicals has caught my attention. From your blog: Another extant partial Lombard deck is the Cary-Yale, which unlike the Brera-Brambil...

Re: Felix sit Annus Novus MMXX

And happy 2020 to you Ross! But LOL....I just posted about the same "MMXX banner" here: http://forum.tarothistory.com/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=1544 http://forum.tarothistory.com/download/file.php?id=2201 I suppose a fountain is as good a place as any to make festive.... https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6e...

Re: Tractatus de deficatione sexdecim heroum, text and translation

... Also in Jove I'd translate the term re publica (p. 28) into the more neutral term "state" instead of "republic", for clearly Marziano does not mean Republican Rome, yet republic can unnecessarily be misleading in that regard. And given the Florence-Milan rivalry (and parallel Scipio-Caesar deba...

Re: Sforza’s “Fountain” in the CY – not his impresa?

In addition to a couple of later additions to the above (Decembrio’s commentary on Saluzzo and Sforza weddings, as well as a source for Pizan in the Saluzzo library) I believe I’ve found another reference to the fountain the CY…first the complete card: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/6b/95/31/6b95311...

Sforza’s “Fountain” in the CY – not his impresa?

A fundamental insight into the CY is that the four suits have been split into two groups, each assigned to Visconti and Sforza: Visconti: suit - impresa • Coins – radiant sun (with dove on dress of court cards) • Cups – palm&laurel fronds within ducal crown Sforza: suit – impresa • Swords – pomegran...

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