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Re: Trotti 1456 ????

As Marco has pointed out in another thread Falcinelle is listed as a card game in the Steele Sermon: Milaneso; vel al 50, (ad quem numerum qui citius pervenerint cum cartulis lucrantur), ludus cartularum novus. Falcinelle (sive, A la terza a la quarta) ludus cartularum. Hi Steve, it's a general pro...

Re: Trotti 1456 ????

Hello Huck. ... From what I undestand of that page, in particular the last two words "appellatur strena", Trotti seems to be speaking of presents (in this case money) that were given on the kalendae of January: a tradition originating in ancient Rome. "Strenna" is still used in modern Italian for C...

Re: Trotti 1456 ????

PS: I made out something more: Ludi conditio est ut unus in cumulo vel pugno geluso reponat denarios vel aliud numerabile & alter X divinat par vel impar "The nature of the game is that one hides in a pile (?) or in his closed (?) fist some coins or other numerable objects and the another [player] ...

Re: Trotti 1456 ????

hi Marco, yes, it is really "difficult stuff" and it's exhausting to read even small parts and deciphering only occasionally "words". For the moment I'm a little astonished to have identified "predictis" - "d'natios (? = divinatios ?) ul (?) aliud numerabile" - "divinat" - "divinare", at the same fo...

Trotti 1456 ????

Thanks to Ross, who gave the information, that the long searched Ugo-Trotti-text is now online http://pds.lib.harvard.edu/pds/view/10628817?n=9&imagesize=1200&jp2Res=.25 With very limited Latin abilities I attempted to answer the question, what this text (which has a considerable length) might be ab...

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