The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1460 Wednesday, 29 May 2002
Date: Tuesday, 28 May 2002 23:43:56 +0200
Subject: 13.1371 Re: Italian Pronunciation
Comment: Re: SHK 13.1371 Re: Italian Pronunciation
As far as I know the fresco represents a miracle of San Clemente's.
Sisinnio's servants are dragging a heavy column, under the illusion of
dragging the saint's body. "Fili de le pute, traite" the pagan Sisinnio
commands. The expression corresponds to "whoresons" and it is one of the
first expressions in the vernacular (end of the XI or beginning of the
XII century). Sorry, if it is too late.