Re: A kind of cryptography in 16th-century France
- Thanks, Andreas! We should be able to have some fun with that one.
--- 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:
> 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.