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VMs: Re: Spa Architecture
> [Phillip:] It is not evident why the VMS balneological section has so
> many variants of much the same scene.
> [Luis V.] At least it adds strength to the idea that (a)
> illustrations are indeed connected to the text and (b) the
> author was trying hard to make a point. Multiple nymphs in a
> pool is a better target (maybe) that multiple pools; for we do
> not know for sure if the three-pooled system is an imaginary
> extension of the same picture to the author of the VMS, but we
> are certain that he (or she) meant many ladies. We should revise
> the symbolism of this fact - harem, nun school or an attempt to
> express something about women in general? more constellations?
Dont forget that each "nymph" has a distinctive label. So, if they are
not specific individuals (famous patients?), they are symbols for
specific things. I.e., nine nymphs in a pool must mean that there are
nine somethings in something. Or something of the sort...
All the best,