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  Sicilian language - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sicilian dialects (or dialects comprising the Italiano meridionale-estremo language group) are spoken on the island of Sicily (and all of its satellite islands), as well as in the southern and central sections of Calabria ("southern Calabro") and in the southern parts of Puglia ("Salentino") and Campania ("Cilentano"), on the Italian mainland.
Sicilian is described as being "vigorous", although most Sicilians are described as being at least bilingual (obviously being fluent in Italian as the official language of Italy).
It was during the reign of Frederick II (or Frederick I of Sicily) between 1198 and 1250, with his patronage of the Sicilian School of poetry, that Sicilian became the first of the Italic idioms to be used as a literary language.
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 Italian literature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its distinguishing point was its possessing all the opposite qualities to the poetry of the rhymers of the "Sicilian School", though its style may betray a knowledge of Frederick's poetry, and there is probably a satiric intent in the mind of the anonymous poet.
With the school School of Lapo Gianni, of Guido Cavalcanti, of Cino da of lysic Pistoia and Dante Alighieri, lyric poetry became exclusively Tuscan.
The romantic school had as its organ the Conciliatome established in 1818 at Milan, on the staff of which were Silvio Pellico, Lodovico di Breme, Giovile Scalvini, Tommaso Grossi, Giovanni Berchet, Samuele Biava and Alessandro Manzoni.
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 Sicily - Psychology Central
Sicilian politics was intertwined with politics in Greece itself, leading Athens, for example, to mount the disastrous Sicilian Expedition during the Peloponnesian War.
Sicilians residing in the east, southeast, and northeast portions of the region are primarily of Greek (and probably Sicel) descent.
Sicilian dialects are also spoken in the southern and central sections of the Italian regions Calabria (Calabrese) and Puglia (Salentino); and had a significant influence on the Maltese Language, which was a part of the Kingdom of Sicily (in its various forms) until the late 18th century.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Sicilian   (2508 words)

The art of the Siculo-Provencal school was born decrepit, and there were many reasons for thisfirst, because the chivalrous spirit, from which the poetry of the troubadours was derived, was now old and on its death-bed; next, because the Provenal art itself, which the Sicilians took as their model, was in its decadence.
The Sicilian certainly, in accordance with a tendency common to all dialects, in passing from the spoken to the written form, must have gained in dignity; but this was not enough to create the so-called lingua illustre, which was upheld by Perticari and others on grounds rather political than literary.
With the school School of Lapo Gianni, of Guido Cavalcanti, of Cino da of lysic Pistoia and Dante Alighieri, lyric poetry became ex ~OOCt1~V clusively Tuscan.
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 Food Articles Sicily   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sicilian sweets like marzipan, torrone, and cannoli typify the use of nuts in desserts, but these nuts also show up in savory dishes, tossed in with pastas, or pulverized into a paste with olive oil, garlic, and capers.
Sicilian cuisine utilizes many parts of the plant, so you may find the stalks sliced thin and served crunchy and raw, the seeds used to season sausages or condiments, the yellow pollen dusted over a dish as a garnish, or the frilly fronds chopped up and used as a fresh herb.
Bottarga: Sicilian bottarga is tuna roe, which is kept in its sacs and preserved by salting, drying, and pressing so that the end result is a dense, hard reddish-brown brick that is grated or shaved like parmesan cheese.
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 Sicily and the Mafia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sicilian was Diodoro Siculus from Agira, who, in the first century BC wrote the Biblioteca Historica in 40 volumes.
The Sicilians were opposed to the ruling of the Angevins from the beginning and for good reason.
Because of the goodness of the Sicilian soul, it was a Palermitan writer, in the XVI century, who proposed the abolition of the death penalty saying, "This life, which God gave us, I would like to be spared".
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 Sicilian Language History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Sicilian language nevertheless was not lost, it remained as an "affective" language, as a language of communication in the families and above all as a language of the illiterates.
In all the public and private schools and, particularly, in the Jesuits schools, Latin and Italian were taught, never Sicilian, it is enough to refer to Mongitore and Villabianca, who were great devotees of the Sicilian traditions.
The meaningful schools for this, besides being asphyxiated by the clergy, were few, too few to distribute an education or even a minimal instruction.
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 ONN. Ohio News Now: Second-grader shot in hand in school, authorities say
School Superintendent Gene Harris visited the hospital and said the boy's mother was upset.
School officials distributed a letter explaining what happened and how the school responded and asking parents to talk with their children about safety.
School officials did not consider the shooting to be enough of a distraction to stop the tests for the fourth graders, Marcelain said.
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 MSN Encarta - Italian Literature
The earliest poetry written in Italian was that of the Sicilian school connected with the German Hohenstaufen court of the Italian-speaking Holy Roman emperor Frederick II and his son Manfred.
The poetry of the Sicilian school, although written in Italian, had otherwise no native quality.
The most remarkable poets of the school were Giacomo Pugliese (flourished from about 1230 to 1250) and Rinaldo d’Aquino.
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 Pagina1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The fact that not all of the poets were Sicilian and that Frederick moved his court to and through to face political and military emergencies favored the development of a standard that transcended the single regional dialects.
The Sicilian School is also credited with inventing a literary form destined to change forever the literary landcape of Italy and Europe: the sonnet, which, in its oldest forms was imitated by Ezra Pound and inspired much imagist and modernist poetry.
Sicilian words of French origin were assimilated with ease, as in the case of French words ending in -ce and -cière like prov.
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 Sicilian: From Language to Dialect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Sicilian way of speaking cannot be considered as a dialect, but as a full title language for two reasons: It was born with the Sicilian people and remained unaltered in its own basic characteristics during the centuries, having its own grammar and vocabulary.
In this period the Sicilians were the marvel of the world by using regular paper instead of parchment paper, and even the spoken or written language was not much different of the language we use today.
The Sicilian language is the expression of the soul of the Sicilian people, and as such has to be re-uncovered, re-evaluated and valued, above all now that we are going through a modernization of the language, because of which we are losing many expressions of the language, typical and characteristic, which once were always used.
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 The Heart of Sicily - Good News Cafe - Woodbury, Connecticut
Renowned Sicilian cooking school founder Anna Tasca Lanza shares her extraordinary knowledge of her native cuisine and boundless enthusiasm for the foods and traditions of her homeland in The Heart of Sicily, a Fall 2003 cookbook release from Ici La Press.
Classic Sicilian recipes are grouped by season, enriched by Tasca Lanza’s lively narratives on the foods native to the island that form the foundations of Sicilian cooking and the popular culture that gives special meaning to many of the dishes.
Through her painstaking research of traditional Sicilian culinary practices and her determined persistence in transforming dishes passed down orally from generation to generation into precise recipe instructions, Tasca Lanza has produced a loving testament to her native land, its country life, and the foods that play such an important part in Sicily’s past and present.
www.good-news-cafe.com /ici/books/theheartofsicily   (550 words)

 Sicily - Sicilian Poetry School
This language should consists in an illustrious Sicilian, purged from the elements more dialectical and lively, and it should be built in the lexic and syntax using Latin of Knights and the Provence's form.
Using the lively cultural spirit of the Court, wide opened to the ways of Latins, Greeks and Muslis and directly inspired to the themes and the forms of the lyric Provence's tradition.
Sicilian's poetry was able to develop original arguments both in structures (for instance the sonnet created by Giacomo da Lentini)  and the themes developing a more interior reflection about love which was ahead of time the stilnovo.
www.grifasi-sicilia.com /scuolagbr.htm   (387 words)

 Sicilian Publishing: Photos made in SICILY
This agreement was reached after ironic and furious discussions and several threats of rupture and it was followed by a sudden and unexpected elopement of the promise bride.
He was regular headmaster of a Secondary School till when he retired on a pension at the end of the school year 1996-97.
Moreover, she is engaged in the application of the most modern technologies and in the transfer of the most recent pedagogical researches in everyday life.
www.buysicilian.it /uk/libri/autorsicil.html   (1794 words)

 101 Cookbooks - Best School Lunch: Sicilian Broccoli and Cauliflower Pasta
One of the perks of visiting the school is that I get to share lunch or dinner with the staff and students, prepared by Tracy and her hard-working kitchen staff.
The Oxbow School sits at a bend in the Napa River - a short walk from downtown Napa, and a stone's throw from the COPIA center.
As a former teacher and current consultant in public schools, I have long thought that the food students eat in school should be part of their curriculum in a real, felt way.
www.101cookbooks.com /archives/000146.html   (2685 words)

 Search Results for English School - Encyclopædia Britannica
dominant school of painting in England throughout the second half of the 18th century and the first half of the 19th.
Organized in 1950 by Alicia Markova and Anton Dolin with a corps de ballet drawn chiefly from the Cone-Ripman School in London and at Tring, Hertford, the troupe performs at...
Dominant school in painting in England from the 18th century to 1850.
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 Doing Business in Sicily - Best of Sicily
Most Sicilian firms which lack English-speaking staff are willing to find an interpreter in the event that you visit Sicily to meet with the responsible parties --though the interpreter's skills may not be exceptional.
Sicilian business reflects a strange mix of capitalism and socialism, and the best political appointees are not always the best trade representatives.
Sicilian firms usually don't buy from companies they don't know well unless they have an urgent or desperate need for a certain product unavailable elsewhere.
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 I tesori della BCRS - De rebus siculis - Manoscritti   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The text is a chronical of an anonymous Sicilian of the Giovanni da Procida’s plot and of the Sicilian Vespers.
The Sicilian miniature of the beginning of the XIV century is referring to the Southern school flourished in Naples during the Angevin period, which in Sicily continues the iconographic and stylistic tradition of the Norman-Swabian time.
January of 1343, the manuscript written in vulgar Sicilian and in Latin, was miniated by an artist of Sicilian-Neapolitan school, probably Matteo da Felice himself whose hand was traced by some schoolars in some cards of the manuscript called “Breviary of the Abbot”.
www.regione.sicilia.it /beniculturali/bibliotecacentrale/tesori/manos_siculi_e_pag.htm   (706 words)

 italian language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
With mandatory schooling, the literacy rate increased, and many speakers abandoned their native dialect in favor of the national language.
Sicilian is a Latin language, that is, that a large portion of its vocabulary, grammatical forms, and syntactical constructions (how sentences are put together from words) come from Latin.
If you went to school, it's because your parents were affluent enough to send you, and rightly or wrongly, women were seldom sent to school.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Italian Literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The last poet of the Sicilian school is Guido delle Colonne (died after 1288), who also wrote the "Historia Trojana" in Latin prose, and is mentioned with praise by both Dante and Chaucer.
The founder of the Romantic school is Giovanni Berchet (1783-1851), of Milan, who in 1816 characterized the Classical school as "poetry of the dead", and the Romantic school as "poetry of the living"; his own patriotic lyrics, a little later, won him the title of "the Italian Tyrtæus".
To the school of Manzoni, similarly combining fervent Catholicism with nationalistic enthusiasm, belong Tommaso Grossi (1790-1853), poet and novelist; Silvio Pellico (1789-1854), whose "Le Mie Prigioni" describes with pathetic detail and Christian resignation his cruel imprisonment at the hands of the Austrians; and Cesare Cantù (1804-95), better known for his later voluminous works on history.
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 Amazon.com: The Sicilian Blade: Books: Vito Quattrocchi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Sicilian school is a school of Honore above all else and strives to teach the "quattrocchi" or eye to eye contact that is so essential to Sicilian masculinity.
The Sicilian Blade is a succinct manual that explains how this weapon was historically used in combat, honorable or otherwise, by the culture that made the word "stiletto" known and respected on both sides of the Atlantic -- the Sicilians.
The Sicilian Blade is not a comprehensive tome; it is a concise and no-nonsense treatment of a similarly concise and no-nonsense art.
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 The Enquirer - 2nd-grader shot in hand at school   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Harris said the district sent counselors to the school of 427 students to support students, parents and teachers.
Columbus police have an officer in each of the city's 17 high schools, and the high schools and middle schools have staff members in charge of safety, according to Mike Staughter, another school spokesman.
Bryan Young (left) consoles his daughter Brittani Palmer as he picks her up from school after a second-grader shot himself in the hand at Leawood Elementary Monday in Columbus.
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 Sicily - Sicilians' Painters Sculpturs and Architects
The first representative of the Sicilian painting is Antonello da Messina, born toward the 1430 and dead in 1479.
The sketches he left are exactly lightnings of an unusual creative activity, disdainful of showing interests to the work and pay; he usually enjoyed like living in a dream his own visions of beauty.
The supremacy of the Sicilian sculpture is up to Antonello Gagini (1478-1536), who, helped by his children Antonio, Fazio, Giovanni and Vincenzo, sculptors exempt, he held, we could tell, the artistical monopoly of his time and he did front to an exorbitant number of charges.
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 Sicilian Heart Has Its Reasons - Roberto Severino
Roberto Severino was born in Catania, Sicily, and is professor of Italian Literature and chair of the Italian Department at Georgetown University.
Its deep roots sip vital lymph from the soil and nourish the vigorous branches and foliage that stretch toward the Alps and northern Europe.
At the famed Palermo court of Frederick II (1194-1250), the extraordinarily sophisticated Sicilian School of poetry developed as the first center of vernacular Italian literature.
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 Italian_language information. LANGUAGE SCHOOL EXPLORER
His project (in which Giacomo da Lentini invented the sonnet) was accomplished by enriching the Sicilian language with new words adapted from French, Latin, and Apulian.
The Sicilians produced a collection of love-poems which can be considered the first standard Italian ever produced, though it was only used for literary purposes until Guittone d'Arezzo.
The dolce stil novo, the platonic school of courtly love, can be considered the link between the old southern school and Tuscan poetry which aimed to express the new intellectual sensibility and fervor of the newly-born city-states, as Florence.
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 tomb   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Under Frederick II, the Sicilian court at Palermo was the most cosmopolitan center in all Europe, gathering scientists, philosophers, artists, poets, and other intellectuals who mingled Sicilian, Norman, Arabic, and Greek culture.
The generation before Dante, the Sicilian school of poetry under Frederick's patronage flourished, the first vernacular literary tradition in an Italian dialect (Sicilian), whose lyric poetry was influenced by the Provençal troubadour poetry of secular love.
After the decline of the Sicilian school following Frederick's death, Tuscany became the new center for vernacular lyric in Italy.
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