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Re: English translation ... story of Roccomandolfi, Italy

Brenda (View posts)
Posted: 22 Feb 2004 8:05AM GMT
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Italian version followed by the English translation of the Story of Roccomandolfi:


durante quella guerra atletica la valentia dei comandanti Sanniti, specialmente nelle imboscate ebbe varie fiate a mostrarsi. La storia ci ricorda nomi come Cajo Papio Mutilo, Mario Egnazio, Lucio Cluenzio, Stazio Gellio, Gellio Egnazio, Stazio Minazio e tanti altri che si distinsero nelle lunghe e sanguinose guerre, specialmente in quella tanto celebre appellata Sociale, che scosse tutti i popoli d'Italia. Ma tanti sforzi, tanto valore non bastarono a salvare la indipendenza dei Sanniti;
Traditi anzichè sottomessi, distrutti anzichè vinti, il loro nome parve dovesse scomparir dalla storia. Il console Lucio Silla irruppe in questi luoghi e tutto pose a sacco e fuoco. Lo storico greco Srabone, che venne pochi anni dopo a visitare questa contrada, trovò tutto desolazione, tutto ruina, tutto squallore; tanto vero che Lucio Flore ebbe a scrivere che "invano si cercava il Sannio nel Sannio stesso, da che niente appariva di ciò che aveva dato materia a ben 24 trionfi. In prosieguo colonie romane si stabilirono qua e là specialmente a Bojano, ad Isernia, a Larino, a Triventi ecc., ma non molto prosperarono. Ed uno stuolo di Bulgari, condotto da Alzecone, venne, nel 667, a ripopolar, formandone una provincia del Ducato di Beneventano a quei tempi si esteso.
Ma non molto stette, e nell'880, o in quel torno, uno sciame di Saraceni, guidati dal feroce Suadan, seminò di nuovo la distruzione ed il pianto da Vena£ro a Sepino. Poi, man mano, si ricostruirono villaggi e città, formando così, verso il 1000, la Contea o Comitato di Molise, che, al principio del nostro secolo, mutò il nome in Provincia ai Molise o di Campobasso con varie modificazioni di territorio fino ai nostri giorni.
Nè la sola mano dell'uomo incalzò contro questo classico suolo, ma ben anche quella si potente della natura ebbe a sconquassarlo. Di fatti si ha memoria di molti tremuoti che lo scossero, producendo più o me-no danni. I più importanti avvennero ne11'847,853,1305,1309,1349,1456, I668,I805. E tutte queste rimembranze, ora gloriose, ora meste, che si affollano alla mente, scuotono dolcemente il cuore, danno a quel famoso monte, a quei colli che si addossano gli unì agli altri, a quelle valli e pianure che qua e là si scorgono, solcate dal loquace Biferno e da altri fiumicelli, danno, ripeto, una impronta di grandezza che soltanto chi conosce la patria storia può sentire e valutare."






Resolution min. 800x600 Saturday 14 February 2004 15:46:18

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- . THE STORY OF ROCCAMANDOLFI (A1fonso Perrella: THE ANCIENT Sannio and the present
province of Molise-Isernia 1889)

.. And if finding you in that place will pick you the storm, you will aim coll' spirit frightened from the black clouds thickened on the Matese, go out sguizzanti electrocute that make resound the environs, and the wind that puffs between those ruins and does to detach of it some stone, seems that udir make you the voice of some pierced there buried, that reprove to to be gone to trouble you the eternal its rests! Oh how many impressions you will have in every season in that lonely and melanconico place! And if of there you will ascend more upwards, and the look will turn around, will distinguish good part of the Matese that it is extended from the sources of the Tammaro to those of the Volturno. And of necks, of valley in valley, you will be able to push the eye until an edge of the Adriatic sea between Campomarino and Termoli. And col thought transporting you to the ancient times, and riandando the events that were necessary on this ground, how many mattering done how many glorious and lagrimose events you will not remember! Quivi happen, the after the other uni, the peoples Aborigini, the Pelasgi, the Osci, the Sabelli, the Samnites, which civilized this contrada, specially the last, building a lot of town with wall, towers, theaters, templi, you wet, and via dicendo, like still fresh test give of it the excavations of Sepino, of Pietrabbondante, and the ruderi of Isernia, of Larino, of Boiano ecc. How much Quivi value explained, how many toils dovettero last, how many sacrifices suffer gl' unhappy but always prodi Samnites in the long war than sostennero against gl' Roman gluttons to save the actual independence and freedom. And the Samnites Pentri. Samnites properly said, those that inhabited I press the Matese, from Isernia that is to say to little beyond Erculanea (present town a dì in the neighborhoods of Campobasso) had been the but knew to resist until the last one, desiring rather of to to be destroyed anzichhè to fold the head ahead to the proud sons of Romolo. And you are only ebbero the courage of to continue the war in 462 of Rome when already almost all the other peoples circonvicini eran come to agreement hostile col. How many times the valleys, that surround the Matese dovettero to reflect the sound of the war trumpets that to the the fist called the young; how many times the fragòr of the arms the calpestio of the horses, shouts them of pain and of victory echoed in the neighborhoods!! And during that athletic war the valentia of the commanding Samnites, specially in the hidden varied ebbe speaks to show itself. The story remembers us names like Cajo Papio I Mutilate, Mario Egnazio, Lucio Cluenzio, Statius Gellio, Gellio Egnazio, Statius Minazio and very other that itself distinsero in the long and bloody wars, specially in that very famous appealed Social, that shakes all of the people of Italy. But much efforts, much value did not suffice to save the independence of the Samnites; Betrayed submissive anzichè, destroyed anzichè won, their name seemed had to scomparir from the story. The console Lucio Silla irruppe in these places and all poses to bag and fire. The Greek historian Srabone, that venne little years after to visit this contrada, found all devastation, all ruina, all wretchedness; very true that Lucio Flora ebbe to write that "in vain it is sought the Sannio in the same Sannio, from that nothing appeared of what had given matter to quite 24 you triumph. In Roman prosieguo colonies they established themselves here and there specially to Bojano, to Isernia, to Larino, to Triventi ecc., but did not very thrive. And a crowd of Bulgarian, lead from Alzecone, venne, in 667, to ripopolar, formandone a province of the Ducato of Beneventano to those extensive times. But not very it was, and in the 880, or in that I return, a swarm of Saracen, driven from the fierce Suadan, sowed again the destruction and the I plant from Vein£ro to Sepino. Then, man hand, villages rebuilded themselves and town, forming so, towards the 1000, the Contea or Committee of Molise, that, to the start of our century, changed the name in Province to the Molise or of Campobasso with varied changes of territory until our
days. Nor the alone hand of the man followed closely against this classic ground, but quite also that being able some nature ebbe to smash it. To make is had memory of a lot of tremuoti that the scossero, producendo more or me-no damages. The most important avvennero ne11'847, 853,1305,1309,1349,1456, I668, I805. And these everything remembrances, now glorious, now sad, that crowd themselves to the mind, you darken sweet the heart, give to that well-known mountain, to those necks that lay united themselves him to the other, to those ramparts and plains that here and there distinguish themselves, plowed from the eloquent Biferno and from other river, give, I repeat, an imprint of size that only who knows the homeland story is able hear and to appraise."

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