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39. Ceretas letter XLIXdescribes the war of Ferrara (1482-84) in which the armies of Lodovico Sforza and Alfonso of Naples battled Venetian troops led by Roberto Sanseverino in Bergamo, Crema, and Brescia for hegemony over the region. rs 16 Translator's Introduction resembling in her Fury-like demeanor the spectre of fear that had earlier stalked Cereta in her dreams (letters XXVI and XLI), is perhaps a figure for Cereta herself, who-according to her own testimony-had often been injured by the Brescian public's hostility towards her and her work.
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