Monday, February 27, 2006
Pisa lies on the famous River Arno, as does the historic city of Florence, aka Firenze
Cities to know in their European spelling:
3 great rivers: Po R., Arno R., Tiber R.
Sardinia and Sicily are both regions of L'Italia.
* amphora / bulbous jars used for storage in the Roman era.
* camapanile / medieval bell tower, such as the one of Pisa. It leans because of subsidence (sinking earth).
* olive oil & balsamic vinegar / sweet and tart accents often poured on foccacia, flat bread.
* bona opera / Latin for "good works." To be promised to oneself during Lent.
* Sotto voce / "soft voice," Italian.
* Prego." / "Please."
Research and write a comparison of the situation between Muslims and Hindus during Gandhi's time and the Sunni Muslim vs. Shiite Muslims in current Iraq.