To the Etruscans, the definition of real and symbolic space by drawing boundaries (limites; Varro in Frontin. De agri mensura p. 27 L.) was a prerequisite for the correct interpretation ( Divination) and placement (foundation of cities) of signs: the interpretation of heavenly signs was based on their arrangement in sections of the co-ordinate axes which divide the heavens; the axes are spatially fixed by alignment …
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Haase, Mareile (Toronto) and
Kuhnen, Hans-Peter (Trier),
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