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Re: Re: VMs: Folio and Quire numbers
At 11:48 01/04/2004 -0500, Jan wrote:
As for the hoax: it is about the time to define the hoax. Broadly
speaking, it simply pretends to be something which is not - but what is
it the VM actually pretends to be? If we do not know that, then calling it
a hoax is a hoax itself: it pretends to be a solution, but it is not :-).
"What the Vms. pretends to be?" I think there are two ways to answer this
(rather important, IMHO) question:
1) Telling the INTENTION (or purpose) of the maker of the ms.
2) Telling what the ms. looks like (and assuming this is what it was
intended to look like)
I assume that 1) is largely impossible, without asking the maker himself
and trusting his answer.
On the other hand, 2) seems to me relatively easy: it "looks like" a ms. of
the late XIV - early XVI century, with text written in a writing not
attested elsewhere and with drawings of plants, bathing women.... the text
"looks like" is it related to the drawings.
It might sound simplistic (and probably it is), but I can't see much more
than that on this issue (a typical Forrest Gump's statement?).
Maurizio M. Gavioli - VistaMare Software
via San Bernardo 5, I-16030 Pieve Ligure, ITALY
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