Old Calabria

Old Calabria : (Norman Douglas Classics Collection)

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One or two relics from this castle are preserved in the small municipal museum, founded about five years ago. Here are also a respectable collection of coins, a few prehistoric flints from Gargano, some quaint early bronze figurines and mutilated busts of Roman celebrities carved in marble or the recalcitrant local limestone. A dignified old lion--one of a pair (the other was stolen) that adorned the tomb of Aurelius, prastor of the Roman Colony of Luceria--has sought a refuge here, as well as many inscriptions, lamps, vases, and a miscellaneous collection of modern rubbish. A plaster cast of a Mussulman funereal stone, found near Foggia, will attract your eye; contrasted with the fulsome epitaphs of contemporary Christianity, it breathes a spirit of noble resignation: -show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22mm | 562g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508700672
  • 9781508700678

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