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Magna Graecia
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Magna Graecia
(/ˌmæɡnə ˈɡriːsiə, ˈɡriːʃə/, US: /ˌmæɡnə ˈɡreɪʃə/; Latin
Latin
meaning "Great Greece", Greek: Μεγάλη Ἑλλάς, Megálē Hellás, Italian: Magna Grecia) was the name given by the Romans to the coastal areas of Southern Italy
Southern Italy
in the present-day regions of Campania, Apulia, Basilicata, Calabria
Calabria
and Sicily
Sicily
that were extensively populated by Greek settlers; particularly the Achaean settlements of Croton, and Sybaris, and to the north, the settlements of Cumae
Cumae
and Neapolis.[1] The settlers who began arriving in the 8th century BC brought with them their Hellenic civilization, which was to leave a lasting imprint on Italy, such as in the culture of ancient Rome
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Irredentist
Irredentism is any political or popular movement that seeks to reclaim and reoccupy a land that the movement's members consider to be a "lost" (or "unredeemed") territory from their nation's past. Many states formalize their irredentist claims by including them in their constitutional documents, or through other means of legal enshrinement. Such territorial claims are justified on the basis of real or imagined national notions of historic territorial, religious or ethnic affiliations
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Middle Ages
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages
Middle Ages
(or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century. It began with the fall of the Western Roman Empire
Roman Empire
and merged into the Renaissance
Renaissance
and the Age of Discovery. The Middle Ages
Middle Ages
is the middle period of the three traditional divisions of Western history: classical antiquity, the medieval period, and the modern period. The medieval period is itself subdivided into the Early, High, and Late Middle Ages. Population decline, counterurbanisation, invasion, and movement of peoples, which had begun in Late Antiquity, continued in the Early Middle Ages. The large-scale movements of the Migration Period, including various Germanic peoples, formed new kingdoms in what remained of the Western Roman Empire
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Latin
Latin
Latin
(Latin: lingua latīna, IPA: [ˈlɪŋɡʷa laˈtiːna]) is a classical language belonging to the Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. The Latin alphabet
Latin alphabet
is derived from the Etruscan and Greek alphabets, and ultimately from the Phoenician alphabet. Latin
Latin
was originally spoken in Latium, in the Italian Peninsula.[3] Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire. Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
developed into the Romance languages, such as Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and Romanian. Latin, Greek and French have contributed many words to the English language
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American English
American English
American English
(AmE, AE, AmEng, USEng, en-US),[3] sometimes called United States
United States
English or U.S. English,[4][5] is the set of dialects of the English language
English language
native to the United States
United States
of America.[6] English is the most widely spoken language in the United States
United States
and is the common language used by the federal government, to the extent that all laws and compulsory education are practiced in English
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History Of Italian Citizenship
—George Santayana History
History
(from Greek ἱστορία, historia, meaning "inquiry, knowledge acquired by investigation")[2] is the study of the past as it is described in written documents.[3][4] Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory. It is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events
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Italian Social Republic
The Italian Social Republic
Republic
(Italian: Repubblica Sociale Italiana, pronunciation: [reˈpubblika soˈt͡ʃale itaˈljana]; RSI), informally known as the Republic
Republic
of
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Modern History
Modern history, the modern period or the modern era, is the linear, global, historiographical approach to the time frame after post-classical history.[1][2] This view stands in contrast to the "organic," or non-linear, view of history first put forward by the renowned philosopher and historian, Oswald Spengler, early in the 20th century.[3] Modern history
Modern history
can be further broken down into periods :The early modern period began approximately in the early 16th century; notable historical milestones included the European Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, and the Protestant Reformation.[4][5] The late modern period began approximately in the mid-18th century; notable historical milestones included the French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Industrial Revolution, the Great Divergence, and the Russian Revolution
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Early Modern Period
The early modern period of modern history follows the late Middle Ages of the post-classical era. Although the chronological limits of the period are open to debate, the timeframe spans the period after the late portion of the post-classical age (c. 1500), known as the Middle Ages, through the beginning of the Age of Revolutions (c
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Byzantine Italy
Byzantine Italy was those parts of the Italian peninsula
Italian peninsula
under the control of the Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
after the fall of the Western Roman Empire (476). The last Byzantine outpost in Italy was lost in 1071. Chronologically, it refers to: Praetorian prefecture of Italy
Praetorian prefecture of Italy
(540/554–584) Exarchate of Ravenna
Exarchate of Ravenna
(584–751) Theme of Sicily (687–902) Theme of Longobardia
Longobardia
(c. 891 – c
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Vandal Kingdom
Vandaliric435 AD–534 ADCoin depicting Gelimer
Gelimer
(530–534)Greatest extent of the Vandal Kingdom
Vandal Kingdom
c
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Greek Language
Greek (Modern Greek: ελληνικά [eliniˈka], elliniká, "Greek", ελληνική γλώσσα [eliniˈci ˈɣlosa] ( listen), ellinikí glóssa, "Greek language") is an independent branch of the Indo-European family of languages, native to Greece
Greece
and other parts of the Eastern Mediterranean
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Roman Italy
Italia was the name of the Italian Peninsula
Italian Peninsula
during the Roman era. It was not a province, but the territory of the city of Rome, thus having a special status.[1] Italy and its borders expanded over time, until Augustus
Augustus
finally organized it as an administrative division consisting of eleven regions (from the Alps
Alps
to the Ionian Sea). The islands of Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily
Sicily
and Malta
Malta
were added to Italy by Diocletian in 292 AD. Roman Italy
Roman Italy
remained united until the sixth century, when it was divided between the Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire
and territories of the Germanic peoples
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Postage Stamps And Postal History Of Italy
This is an introduction to the postal and philatelic history of Italy. As Italy was not unified until 1861, its early postal history is tied to the various kingdoms and smaller realms that ruled in the peninsula.Contents1 Pre-unification 2 The Kingdom of Italy2.1 Humbert I 2.2 Victor Emmanuel III 2.3 Imperial era3 Modern stamps 4 See also 5 References and sources 6 External linksPre-unification[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it
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Megali Idea
The Megali Idea
Megali Idea
(Greek: Μεγάλη Ιδέα, Megáli Idéa, "Great Idea")[1] was an irredentist concept of Greek nationalism
Greek nationalism
that expressed the goal of establishing a Greek state that would encompass all historically ethnic Greek-inha
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Ionians
The Ionians
Ionians
(/aɪˈoʊniənz/; Greek: Ἴωνες, Íōnes, singular Ἴων, Íōn) were one of the four major tribes that the Greeks considered themselves to be divided into during the ancient period; the other three being the Dorians, Aeolians, and Achaeans.[1] The Ionian dialect was one of the three major linguistic divisions of the Hellenic world, together with the Dorian and Aeolian dialects. When referring to populations, “Ionian” defines several groups in Classical Greece. In the narrowest sense it referred to the region of Ionia
Ionia
in Asia Minor. In a broader sense it could be used to describe all speakers of the Ionic dialect, which in addition to those in Ionia proper also included the populations of Euboea, the Cyclades, and many cities founded by Ionian colonists
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