Thursday, April 29, 2004

yeah, ciminius mons!

and now for the random OCD fact! did you ever want to know what the Ciminius mons is? It's the range of volcanic mountains rising to just over 900 m (c. 3,000 ft.), which separate southern from central Etruria. A crater lake (lacus Ciminius: Lago di Vico) nestles amongst them. Q. Fabius Maximus Rullianus won fame by penetrating their awe-inspiring, thickly wooded slopes in 310 B.C. (Livy 9.36-9). Sutrium and Nepete are keys to the region.

by the way: i remembered tonight how much i dislike reading scholarship on sappho.

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