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Re: A kind of cryptography in 16th-century France

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    Thanks, Andreas! We should be able to have some fun with that one. LVX, Terri
    Message 1 of 23 , Mar 1, 2010
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      Thanks, Andreas! We should be able to have some fun with that one.

      LVX,

      Terri

      --- In AlchemistRoyalAdvisorDrJohnDee@yahoogroups.com, "Andreas" <aetius@...> wrote:
      >
      > The Persee portal of French scientific articles at: http://www.persee.fr has got an article
      > Une cryptographie répandue en France au XVIe siècle
      > Tervarent, de Comptes-rendus des séances de l'Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres Année 1963 Volume 107 Numéro 1 pp. 71-79
      > situated at:
      > http://www.persee.fr/articleAsPDF/crai_0065-0536_1963_num_107_1_11518/article_crai_0065-0536_1963_num_107_1_11518.pdf
      >
      > Anyway, it gives some examples of the use of Greek letters to create rebuses or riddles. For instance the Greek capitals [My][Phi][Delta][My][Lambda] would mean: mia + fedeltà + mi + lauda, adding up to: my faithfulness praises me.
      >
      > It so reminds me of phonetic kabbala practised by 19th-century esotericists in France; it is good to see that the practice goes back to the 16th century at least.
      >
      > Andreas
      >
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