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PostPosted: 03 Jul 2017 11:01 pm 
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"In The History by Herodotus, the Oracle of Delphi foretold that the Spartans could not defeat the Tegeans until they moved the bones of Orestes to Sparta. Lichas discovered the body, which measured 7 cubits long (around 10 feet, or 3.30 meters). Thus Orestes would have been a Giant." The warrior Lichas and the smith`s apprentice retrieved the bones of Orestes. Tegea was in Arcadia.
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Filip Coppens states in his book about Canopus and the Chest of Osiris that the Shepherds of Arcadia II painting by Poussin refers to this Greek story. The tomb is in Arcadia. Perhaps we are seeing some shepherds at the tomb before its discovery by Lichas. The Spartans found the bones of Orestes which energized them in the battle against the Tegeans, which they won.

What do you think?

Orestes was the son of Agamemnon who was one of the occupants of the Trojan Horse during the Trojan War.

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PostPosted: 04 Jul 2017 7:12 am 
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Poussin used very often connections to the greek and roman world of legends as an allegoric statement for things which happens in his time.

The knowledge of the legends is important, to understand his intention.

i.ex. "The return of Theseus", "Hercules and Cacus" and a lot of other paintings.

Greetings to the desert,... is it hot in the moment ?

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PostPosted: 04 Jul 2017 10:05 am 
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I enjoyed reading Guy Pattons book on the painting.

Some things were news to me. Specially about the geometry involved.

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After my viewpoint : There is nothing important in the geometrie of this painting.

All the four, five and six pointed stars, circles, lines and angels don't help further.


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hans peper wrote:
After my viewpoint : There is nothing important in the geometrie of this painting.

All the four, five and six pointed stars, circles, lines and angels don't help further.


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Agree.
It's the written stuff... that's been linked for whatever reason into our story by the PoS gang.

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PostPosted: 05 Jul 2017 9:15 pm 
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The PoS will make us believe, that they know something important.

This "complicate" geometry looks like an important message for simple minds. :P

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Thank you Hans, it has never been hotter in Arizona for such a long time. The heat

should bring on the monsoons by now. I should be dodging lightning not running for

the shadows!

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Renne wrote:
Thank you Hans, it has never been hotter in Arizona for such a long time. The heat

should bring on the monsoons by now. I should be dodging lightning not running for

the shadows!


I once stayed Tucson, Arizona, for a period of time.
My hosts lived in a bungalow next to a golf course.
They spent every day, playing golf in the desert heat.
Very weird.

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Those homes are at risk of having golf balls flying through their windows, yes it is a way of life out here.

Arizona is also on fire due to the dry brush. Now we have a photo of an arsonist who has been setting fires

and then shooting at firefighters. He looks rather like a Moor.

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