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Re: VMs: Astronomical Cipher

--- Larry Roux <lroux@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Thanks, Lukas!  I guess I always think of anagrams
> as a re-ordering of letters in a word, or series of
> words, such that they form another word (or
> sentence).  But of course, nothing predicates that
> this be so.

Note that Galilei was apparently a bit more
imaginative. He wrote in 1610:

Haec immatura a me iam frustra leguntur (y)

Meaning: These immature [results] are still read
unsuccessfully me me

And then in 1611 showed that this was an anagram

Cynthiae figuras emulatur mater amorum

Meaning: the mother of loves emulates the shapes
of Cynthia)

where the mother of loves is Venus and Cynthia
is the moon.

Cheers, Rene 

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