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“Fucine was spoken in the dry country. It is the language of witches. It shares words with High Aeolic.”featured

Addendum excised from Sir William Colt Hoare’s Hints to Travellers in Italy, 1815. MARRUVIUM was the chief city of the Marruvii, a mountain people who rebelled many times against Rome. The city was established as a colony after their final pacification. Today it is a little provincial town, San Benedetto dei Marsi, which has not much to Read more

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The Orchid Transfigurations, on the South Coastfeatured

Last week, I mentioned the package I’d received from ‘A Well-Wisher’, containing two volumes of the 1925 edition of ‘The Locksmith’s Dream’. I also mentioned also that the package included a postcard from Galmier herself, from a seaside town on the south coast. Since then, I’ve realised two things. Firstly, the town named on the postcard doesn’t Read more

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