Clivus "Hethea" Civitatis (Appellatae)

With this title we wanted to try, without presumption, to overcome the vagueness and trends of "clone" names, and data structures of this kind. It is hazardous to a kind of "verbal alchemy", evocative of the morphologies of the place: Clivus going to hill, and even climb gentle slope, with a look at the history and the term HETHEA Civitatis, recalling the spirit of peoples who settled in prehistoric times, leaving footprints still visible and buried beneath the bark of the time and, abandoning for a moment, the thread of grazing history, soak in fantastic or mythological figures and events. In this collage of words, that "assume you" and who are the 'invitation to a discussion that continues with "appellatae", we tried to combine this Latin language, in a land of archaic and classical Latin, with English language, for its universality, characterizes the time as before, and Latin.

"Clivus Hethea" that some scholars have put together or as an alternative to the name that the people of Pelasgi, who fled civilization, around the fourth millennium BC of ANATOLIA, Syria, greek Archipelago, southern Italy to Sardinia, settling, it is supposed, in large part of the Roman peasant. Etymologically, as stated by DE CARA, that after the people in their migration across the 'Armenia, Anatolia, Syria, and the' greek archipelago. (We see the writing of C. DE DEAR FATHER: "THE HETHEI-PELASGIANS. Research in history and Greek and Oriental Archaeology Italica. Rome, 1902) The name "Hethei" and "Pelasgian" means "pilgrim" or "wanderers". The term Civitatis (Civitatis DA) has sought to draw the name that gives its name to our Contrada and Via Civitella, alluding to the presence of ancient walls, not here "Cyclopean" as Anagni, Ferentino, Alatri, etc. Arpino. , suggest that all 'existence, in prehistoric times, a fortified place or a detector boundaries. Occupied predominantly hilly areas for strategic needs, and divination. Because it is a settled people and logical that occupy areas with plenty of water. As in almost all Ciociaria, the presence of rivers' water sources, is also characteristic of our territory. All the 'geographic area enjoys the presence of numerous sources scattered in the valleys and two courses' water, of course, in ancient times, with different configurations and locations, the river Liri Amaseno and that nearly surround the whole vast hill of Civitella and all areas below.

Cyclopean walls, polygonal or Pelasgian

Given only a further clarification of what has already been mentioned on HETHEE-Pelasgian population, according to studies, in truth past, seems to have been a nation dedicated to agriculture and therefore not nomadic.

Their settlements were close to large Cyclopean walls, made ​​of large boulders joined to each other without mortar and next to them, inside and outside dellla protected area, other smaller rocks, as in our case here in Civitella, such as to define the boundaries, to ensure the strength and immovability of land cultivated in terraces, against every kind of atmospheric, hydrological, earthquakes, etc..

These structures are a sign of a "culture" carried by the Middle-Eastern Hellenic world, examples of a real "architecture" as early as the Neolithic and the concept of "private property" and respect for borders. The Hill, where he was born on Bed and Breakfast, is located in a central location, about 400 meters above sea level, in the municipality of Monte San Giovanni Campano, Amaseno bounded by the river, in the west, and south by the River Liri. Also called, over Colle Civitella, Colle San Nicola, the presence of an old church has disappeared. From the Hill, the view embraces a good part of the territory ciociaro that extends south-east of Rome, beyond the Alban Hills, to the borders with the 'Abruzzo and Molise. A strategic position on how the show of colors and shades, in his aerial perspective, at any hour of the day, leaves the viewer intrigued. A wide diversity of items: undulating hills with soft or harsh on them, for the most part, continues to shine with ocher countries or villages and schemes were born on the ruins of ancient civilizations, which dominate in the green olive trees, almond trees, the holm oaks.

The gaze without dying down and nearly planar in the plains, with courses from courses d 'water, which characterize the level of Cassinate and where there the river Liri, in strong, skirts the territory of Monte San Giovanni Campano, prevails as the Gari to change into the Garigliano on the border with Campania. So, looking north-north-east, the plains of the territory of Sora, and pervaded by Liri Fibreno, which climbs up to the Apennines, marking the Val di Comino, marking the border with the part of Abruzzo Park with national area dotted with ancient towns and villages as Pescosolido, Posta Fibreno with its lake, Alvino, Settefrati, Atina and San Donato Val di Comino, and so on.

For almost 360° around the landscape seems to be surrounded by hills, from the pre-Apennines, from the Apennines: Lepini southwest with Aurunci Ausoni and sloping down on the coastal slope of the Tyrrhenian Sea with the province of Latina, The Ernici that follow the border with Abruzzo, the group of Mainarde between Ciociaria, the Abruzzo and Molise. This in general terms, leaving the tourists or to 'guest curiosity, the desire to know or discover. The most important centers of history and culture of ciociaria can from here, be seen and reached easily:Veroli and Alatri with their polygonal walls, cathedrals, ancient villages and abbeys of Trisulti and Casamari; Monte San Giovanni Campano with its medieval castle with square towers, churches, old streets and alleys and in the footsteps of Saint Thomas Aquinas', Isola del Liri, with its spectacular waterfall where the river joins with Fibreno Liri; Arpino , birthplace of Cicero and other illustrious personages, always the center of Latin culture, with its Acropolis, at the top called Civitavecchia where there are the ancient walls "Cyclopean" dating back to the 'old Volscian.

Philosophers, mystics, poets, have tried the "sacredness" that lives in Nature. To them Nature has given them almost to approach, with a heart as a child, almost mythical, to propi treasures, heavenly the most distracted. It came out between the real and the unreal, the world of things, ordinary things molded from the water, fire, wind, frames that enter the mind and immortalized, generators of other feelings and emotions in an endless chain. Even a title, a phrase as the title given to our Bed and Breakfast, has resurrected a "world" and created a chain reaction where the unknown becomes visible. Up there, Where 'Hill is Civitella, history and poetry weave a dialogue on the edge of a track and giving new voice to the distant past. Here, happy traveling, guided by the spirit, and reality becomes: just a magic word to make things sing. Debris of life buried in the graves, exhume and become ... edited by Alvaro C.


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