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Day 4 of #TweetHistorian Mark Saltveit @taoish's look at #palindromes. Thursday we viewed palindromic forms in non-European languages, a sadly neglected topic. "Today": the SATOR / ROTAS square, attested 4x in the first c. CE: 3x at Pompeii, 1x at Conimbriga in Portugal. 1/12 -ms The oldest known ROTAS squa...The third ROTAS square foun...ROTAS square graffito from ...ROTAS square on a brick fou...
It's the Hollywood celebrity of #palindromes, thx to Chris Nolan's film TENET. It starts at an OPERA. ROTAS is the time reversal machine. TENET is the name of the conspiracy. Andrei SATOR is the villain. Thomas AREPO is an art forger we never see. 2/12 -ms… John David Washington, ex-p...TENET's director Christophe...Promotional poster for the ...A promotional image for the...
This square is an image, a graphic composed of letters, arguably the world's first and most successful meme. Calling it a Latin sentence (SATOR AREPO TENET OPERA ROTAS, or the reverse) is a hypothesis with v. little historical support. AREPO is not a Latin word or name. 3/12 -ms ROTAS stone now embedded in...
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Hi all, @mediaevalrevolt here, putting up my last #Tweethistorian thread today, this one on how the #Jacquerie ended and how people remembered (and forgot) it afterward. - jfb Manuscript image of the decapitation by axe of a Jacquerie l
When the cities abandoned the Jacques, the nobles' vengeance took free rein. They burned whole villages and slaughtered the innocent along with the guilty. Widows search for the bodies of their husbands to give them proper burial - jfb
Villagers fought back, though, and what started as a social uprising in May turned into a social war in June and July. - jfb
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Welcome to #Tweethistorian 🧵4 by @mediaevalrevolt on the #Jacquerie. I am making Thanksgiving dinner (in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿) today and it's going to look exactly like this: medieval feast with peacock...
In the meantime, let me tell you about who actually joined the #Jacquerie and how they did and did not get along. Here I'm drawing from my article in Speculum last year and ch. 7 of my book. - jfb…
First up, men and women: All but 11 of the ca. 500 rebels we know by name were male, but this doesn't mean that women didn't participate or weren't important to the revolt. - jfb
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