The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 13.1460  Wednesday, 29 May 2002

From:           Maria Concolato Palermo <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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.

Maria Concolato


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