The Wheel Of Fortune

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History

 

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Edmond S

 

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December 25, 2016

 

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The Wheel of Fortune illustrated ones history as forceful, cyclic and tragic. The fall from power and prosperity was, to the medieval mind, unpreventable. The movement of the wheel, governed by Fortuna’s hand, would progress, without thinking towards it, regardless of what humans might try to do. Fortuna, however, was not completely unstoppable...
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Fortuna, however, was not completely unstoppable. She only had power when, by pursuing her “gifts” of worldly wealth and power, an individual submitted him/herself to the wheel. The path taken to avoid Fortuna’s power was through the pursuit of the “summum bonum” (the highest moral good). Under this status, Fortuna had no power over one’s fate...
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