Part one of a set
didact (plural didacts)
autodidact (plural autodidacts)
Didacticism is a philosophy that emphasizes instructional and informative qualities in literature and other types of art. The term has its origin in the Ancient Greek word διδακτικός (didaktikos), “related to education and teaching”, and signified learning in a fascinating and intriguing manner.
Didactic art was meant both to entertain and to instruct. Didactic plays, for instance, were intended to convey a moral theme or other rich truth to the audience. An example of didactic writing is Alexander Pope‘s An Essay on Criticism (1711), which offers a range of advice about critics and criticism. An example of didactism in music is the chant Ut queant laxis, which was used by Guido of Arezzo to teach solfege syllables.
Around the 19th century the term didactic came to also be used as a criticism for work that appears to be overly burdened with instructive, factual, or otherwise educational information, to the detriment of the enjoyment of the reader (a meaning that was quite foreign to Greek thought). Edgar Allan Poe even called didacticism the worst of “heresies” in his essay The Poetic Principle.
A didactic poem, Precepts of Chiron, part of the traditional education of Achilles, was considered to be among Hesiod‘s works by some of the later Greeks, for example, the Romanized Greek traveller of the 2nd century CE, Pausanias, who noted a list of Hesiod’s works that were shown to him, engraved on an ancient and worn leaden tablet, by the tenders of the shrine at Helicon in Boeotia. But another, quite different tradition was upheld of Hesiod’s works, Pausanias notes, which included the Precepts of Chiron. Apparently it was among works from Acharnae written in heroic hexameters and attached to the famous name of Hesiod, for Pausanias adds “Those who hold this view also say that Hesiod was taught soothsaying by the Acharnians.” Though it has been lost, fragments in heroic hexameters that survive in quotations are considered to belong to it. The common thread in the fragments, which may reflect in some degree the Acharnian image of Chiron and his teaching, is that it is expository rather than narrative, and suggests that, rather than recounting the inspiring events of archaic times as men like Nestor or Glaucus might do, Chiron taught the primeval ways of mankind, the gods and nature, beginning with the caution “First, whenever you come to your house, offer good sacrifices to the eternal gods”. Chiron in the Precepts considered that no child should have a literary education until he had reached the age of seven. A fragment associated with the Precepts concerns the span of life of the nymphs, in the form of an ancient number puzzle:
A chattering crow lives out nine generations of aged men, but a stag’s life is four times a crow’s, and a raven’s life makes three stags old, while the phoenix outlives nine ravens, but we, the rich-haired Nymphs, daughters of Zeus the aegis-holder, outlive ten phoenixes.”
In human terms, Chiron advises, “Decide no suit, until you have heard both sides speak”.
The Alexandrian critic Aristophanes of Byzantium (late 3rd-early 2nd century BCE) was the first to deny that the Precepts of Chiron was the work of Hesiod.
Ancilla Latin for “slave girl”
THEBERL I NCLOCK
Notice the word undergruund was misspelled and refers to U-bahn in Germany. I’ll come back to this later on as a link to kryptos and a hidden layer to most. It’s not so much set theory as a location marker that goes with other sections of the cipher.
The first location of the clock was at the Uhlandstraße (Berlin)
During WWII the U-Bahn was sectioned off and some stations where called ghost stations
The layers go threw history from greek to WWII to modern top cipher layer.
“of keen gaze”
Charon’s obol passage threw a ghost station. Also a reference to kryptos in a way I will show. ( layer 3) side info.
“sustenance for the journey”
My luggage is only a flask, a wallet, an old cloak, and the obol that pays the passage of the departed.
So-called “ghost coins” also appear with the dead. These are impressions of an actual coin or numismatic icon struck into a small piece of gold foil. In a 5th- or 4th-century BC grave at Syracuse, Sicily, a small rectangular gold leaf stamped with a dual-faced figure, possibly Demeter/Kore, was found in the skeleton’s mouth. In a marble cremation box from the mid-2nd century BC, the “Charon’s piece” took the form of a bit of gold foil stamped with an owl; in addition to the charred bone fragments, the box also contained gold leaves from a wreath of the type sometimes associated with the mystery religions. Within an Athenian family burial plot of the 2nd century BC, a thin gold disk similarly stamped with the owl of Athens had been placed in the mouth of each male.
These examples of the “Charon’s piece” resemble in material and size the tiny inscribed tablet or funerary amulet called a lamella (Latin for a metal-foil sheet) or a Totenpass, a “passport for the dead” with instructions on navigating the afterlife, conventionally regarded as a form of Orphic or Dionysiac devotional. Several of these prayer sheets have been found in positions that indicate placement in or on the deceased’s mouth. A functional equivalence with the Charon’s piece is further suggested by the evidence of flattened coins used as mouth coverings (epistomia) from graves in Crete. A gold phylactery with a damaged inscription invoking the syncretic god Sarapis was found within the skull in a burial from the late 1st century AD in southern Rome. The gold tablet may have served both as a protective amulet during the deceased’s lifetime and then, with its insertion into the mouth, possibly on the model of Charon’s obol, as a Totenpass
“passport for the dead.”
You will find on the right in Hades‘ halls a spring, and by it stands a ghostly cypress-tree, where the dead souls descending wash away their lives. Do not even draw nigh this spring. Further on you will find chill water flowing from the pool of Memory: over this stand guardians. They will ask you with keen mind what is your quest in the gloom of deadly Hades. They will ask you for what reason you have come. Tell them the whole truth straight out. Say: ‘I am the son of Earth and starry Heaven, but of Heaven is my birth: this you know yourselves. I am parched with thirst and perishing: give me quickly chill water flowing from the pool of Memory.’ Assuredly the kings of the underworld take pity on you, and will themselves give you water from the spring divine; then you, when you have drunk, traverse the holy path which other initiates and bacchants tread in glory. After that you will rule amongst the other heroes.
The Ghost Army was a United States Army tactical deception unit during World War II officially known as the 23rd Headquarters Special Troops. The 1,100-man unit was given a unique mission within the U.S Army: to impersonate other U.S. Army units to deceive the enemy. From a few weeks after D-Day, when they landed in France, until the end of the war, they put on a “traveling road show” utilizing inflatable tanks, sound trucks, fake radio transmissions and pretence. They staged more than 20 battlefield deceptions, often operating very close to the front lines. Their story was kept secret for more than 40 years after the war, and elements of it remain classified. The unit was the subject of a PBS documentary The Ghost Army in 2013.
Greek to german WWII linking. A passport for the dead and a ghost coin for the ghost station. A weird interlinking with in the play of light and dark or light and shadow in the cipher and the layers with in layers.
Now for some of the WWII references and linking to a lost art and war.
The Berlin U-Bahn (from “Untergrundbahn”, meaning “underground railway”)
Now the first place of the german clock was at a U-Bahn station entrance and seems to link to the WWII ghost stations and also museum linking with art that was destroyed or lost during bombing raids in WWII. The electric lantern matching up to a type of train then.
Inside the Forgotten Ghost Stations of a Once-Divided Berlin
In operation gold and a answer to the Egyptian part of the cipher. One possible link was the breach in the tunnel. Though it could also be the damage to the museum’s on museum island and the looting of some of the art. I tend to go with the museum damage as it links further and seem’s to be one of sanborn’s interest’s. When further linked up to the other cipher text’s like medusa. They all seem to point to museum island and Altes museum’s there. The altes museum or german for old museum.
The Altes Museum was originally constructed to house all of the city’s collections of fine arts. However, since 1904, the museum has housed the Antikensammlung (Collection of Classical Antiquities). Since 1998 the Collection of Classical Antiquities has displayed its Greek collection, including the treasury, on the ground floor of the Altes Museum.
The neues museum had damage to one corner and a low possibility for reference.
The museums lost art and some reconstructions in a way referring to the lost art of cryptography by hand. Or at least that is the take I got from it as a linking of layers and clues.
From Hitler giving a speech on the front steps of the altes museum steps to the Postdam Winston Churchill, Harry S. Truman and Joseph Stalin. A few links seem to point to that as part of a deeper layer to kryptos. The name “Potsdam” originally seems to have been Poztupimi. A common theory is that it derives from an old West Slavonic term meaning “beneath the oaks”, i.e., the corrupted pod dubmi/dubimi (pod “beneath, dub “oak”). However some question this explanation. Then kryptos and the oak tree. Though I do not want people to go digging under the oak trees they have there. ( I.E. speculation )
From the history of writing and art to the ghosts of war and lost art and piece and rebuilding. 2 museums and history to underground railways and ghost stations and a link to the greek underworld. It is hard to imagine that he intended for it all to match that way but some of it is highly probable as a deeper layer set. The german clock linking to a U-Bahn entrance originally and the morse code linking to the Egyptian tomb part and a distress message with rat in the part of the misspelled desperatly/desperately or the George Blake part of operation gold and the history of spys/spycraft in WWII. Also the greek medusa and the Egyptian section of the museum along with damage to a corner of the museum during the war. The interlinks are strong in parts and iffy for other parts. Yet a biger story seems to fit with in the decrypted cypher text.
The last part no one seemed to get was the kryptos and Cyrillic parts matching up with L to Л linking along with the other 4 fragments to make a codex of a cryptic type, and in the end a legend to go along with it.
the fragments you would need to pull off other sites and none of them have this working theory set going for them. A type of history layered on top of history with in a cipher text art work. The top 2 sections of kryptos switch with the bottom set to line up with the key side to close the book so to say. The fragment pieces become part of the codex when they find them and link them up. The morse code linking to the Egyptian tomb part and the missing E in one of the keywords and a rat in the tunnels. I put the little extra in as it was interesting to get the history of the time he seemed to be referencing and for the spy part. The palimpsest and abscissa are instructions for what to do with the decrypted parts and key letters. Palimpsest being the instructions telling people they need to rearrange the order of the decrypted parts to match the key side. The abscissa instructions for the key letter part’s. Like wise the Cyrillic has fragments that match to the Cyrillic medusa main text. The antipodes that has both Russian Cyrillic and English kryptos leading to the nuclear age or nuclear time and at the Hiroshima museum. The KRYPTOS/hidden, shadow/TEHB or hidden light and medusa shadow. He seemed to make a play with light and shadow and multiple cipher texts in multiple languages. The Arabic cipher I didn’t figure out what sub dialect it was yet. But it seems to be apart of the set also and codex.