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Ludibrium is a word derived from Latin "ludus(ludi)", meaning a plaything or a trivial game. In Latin ludibrium denotes an object of fun, and at the same time, of scorn and derision, and it also denotes a capricious game itself: e.g., ludibria ventis (Virgil), "the playthings of the winds", ludibrium pelagis (Lucretius), "the plaything of the waves"; Ludibrio me adhuc habuisti (Plautus), "Until now you have been toying with me." and also means A bust of Virgil, from the entrance to his tomb in Naples, Italy. ... Lucretius Titus Lucretius Carus (c. ... Titus Macchius Plautus, generally referred to simply as Plautus, was a playwright of Ancient Rome. ...

Ludibrium was used by Johann Valentin Andreae (1587 - 1654) to describe the third of the Rosicrucian Manifestos, Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz, published as anonymous in 1616 and of which Andreae subsequently claimed to be the author. However, in his Peregrini in Patria errores 1618 he compares the world to an amphitheatre where no one is seen in their true light. This conception of the Rosicrucian world as theatre was popularised by the French situationist Guy Debord in Society of the Spectacle (1967). Johannes Valentinus Andreae (1586-1654), a. ... The Rosicrucian Manifestos were two documents of unknown authorship written in the early 1600s in Europe. ... The Chymical Wedding of Christian Rosenkreutz (Chymische Hochzeit Christiani Rosencreutz anno 1459), ISBN 0933999356, was edited in 1616 in Strasbourg (annexed by France in 1681), and its anonymous authorship is attributed to Johann Valentin Andreae. ... Events March 8 - Johannes Kepler discovers the third law of planetary motion (he soon rejects the idea after some initial calculations were made but on May 15 confirms the discovery). ... Guy Ernest Debord (December 28, 1931, in Paris – November 30, 1994, in Champot) was a writer, film maker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Lettrist International and Situationist International (SI). ... The Society of the Spectacle is a 1967 book by Guy Debord, which developed concepts relating to modern culture and commodity fetishism. ...

Paul Arnold translated the word as farce but this conception has been contested by Frances Yates who suggests that Andreae's use of the term implies more some sort of Divine Comedy, a dramatic allegory played in the political domain during the tumult which preceded the Thirty Years' War in Germany. Look up farce in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Dame Frances Amelia Yates (1899-1981) was a noted British historian. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

It has been suggested that Situationist International was a ludibrium devised by Asger Jorn. Like the Rosicrucians, the Situationist International was a very small group which nevertheless became notorious, even if only for a while. This conception can function as a technique whereby mental projections can be cast into the social imagination. The Situationist International (SI), an international political and artistic movement, originated in the Italian village of Cosio dArroscia on 28 July 1957 with the fusion of several extremely small artistic tendencies: the Lettrist International, the International movement for an imaginist Bauhaus, and the London Psychogeographical Association. ... Asger Jorn (March 3, 1914 - May 1, 1973) was born in Vejrum, Jutland, Denmark under the name Oluf Jørgensen. ...

Robert Anton Wilson has suggested that the Priory of Sion is a modern ludibrium. It has been suggested that Timothy F.X. Finnegan be merged into this article or section. ... Prieuré de Sion, usually rendered in English translation as Priory of Sion or even Priory of Zion, is an elusive protagonist in many works of both non-fiction and fiction. ...


Ludibrium is a toy-based world in the MMORPG MapleStory. There are many toy-themed monsters located there. An image from World of Warcraft, one of the largest commercial MMORPGs as of 2004, based on active subscriptions. ... MapleStory (Korean: 메이플스토리) is a free, 2D, side-scrolling Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game developed by the Korean company Wizet. ...

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