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I'm still on the road following the funeral and can't see that I'll make it home before Thursday, but I have internet access tonight. Therefore, a review. I have been reading a book a day, faithfully. This review is for the book I read on September the eighth.

Ever since I read the gratuitously interesting autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Girolamo Cardano's autobiography has been pretty high on my list. The two of them were contemporaries-- Cellini lived between 1500 and 1571, and Cardano between 1501 and 1576-- and each is famous primarily for work other than their memoirs, although both memoirs are famous. Cellini was a goldsmith and sculptor, and Cardano was an algebraist, anatomist, and world-renowned astrologer. They never met. I checked.

I am not convinced that they weren't some kind of light-and-dark mirror versions of each other. )

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I'm still on the road following the funeral and can't see that I'll make it home before Thursday, but I have internet access tonight. Therefore, a review. I have been reading a book a day, faithfully. This review is for the book I read on September the eighth.

Ever since I read the gratuitously interesting autobiography of Benvenuto Cellini, Girolamo Cardano's autobiography has been pretty high on my list. The two of them were contemporaries-- Cellini lived between 1500 and 1571, and Cardano between 1501 and 1576-- and each is famous primarily for work other than their memoirs, although both memoirs are famous. Cellini was a goldsmith and sculptor, and Cardano was an algebraist, anatomist, and world-renowned astrologer. They never met. I checked.

I am not convinced that they weren't some kind of light-and-dark mirror versions of each other. )

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