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Re: Illyria, Messina, etc.
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 11.1519  Wednesday, 16 August 2000.

[1]     From:   Louis Marder <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 15 Aug 2000 11:33:19 -0500
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1497 Illyria, Messina, etc.

[2]     From:   Abigail Quart <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 15 Aug 2000 12:48:45 -0400
        Subj:   Re: SHK 11.1514 Re: Illyria, Messina, etc.


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From:           Louis Marder <
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Date:           Tuesday, 15 Aug 2000 11:33:19 -0500
Subject: 11.1497 Illyria, Messina, etc.
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1497 Illyria, Messina, etc.

Dear Sophie Masson:  I cannot locate my copy of the book, but Sugden's
Topographical Dictionary of Shakespeare and British Drama gives a fine
list of all "geographical" places and should be a great place to start.
Good luck.  Have you read the Spring 2000 issue of The Shakespeare
Newsletter?  It is interesting and reprints Vol. I, No. I of SNL.  Louis
Marder, Shakespeare Data Bank.  
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From:           Abigail Quart <
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Date:           Tuesday, 15 Aug 2000 12:48:45 -0400
Subject: 11.1514 Re: Illyria, Messina, etc.
Comment:        Re: SHK 11.1514 Re: Illyria, Messina, etc.

It's time for everybody here to invest in an historical atlas.

Shakespeare used the names he heard as a schoolboy learning "Latin and
less Greek."

Illyricum was a Roman province.

Illyria was a constant problem for Philip II of Macedon and his son
Alexander the Great.

Illyria: "part of the Balkan peninsula extending along the eastern shore
of the Adriatic from Fiume to Durazzo, and inland as far as the Danube
and the Serbian Moravia. It comprises modern Dalmatia, Bosnia, and
Hercegovina, and Montenegro, with the southern half of Croatia-Slavonia,
part of Western Serbia, the sanjak of Novibazar, and the extreme north
of Albania. It's landward boundaries were never clearly defined."

--Britannica 1962 edition
 

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