American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A region of southern Italy forming the toe of the Italian "boot.” Founded as a Greek colony, it was taken by the Romans in 268 B.C. and by the Byzantine Empire in the ninth century A.D.
- n. A region of southern Italy.
- n. a region of southern Italy (forming the toe of the Italian `boot')
“And as I was exploring my own roots in Calabria, I started listening to some of this music.”
“Mr. Rotella's previous book, "Stolen Figs," described a journey to his ancestral home in Calabria, and this one is also a kind of odyssey.”
“By The Geraci Residence in Calabria, Italy (Freshome) on November 20, 2008 at 3: 11 pm”
“Mixing modern curves, shapes and materials with classic furniture and colors, Florence based architect Pierluigi Sammarro managed to turn the interior of the Geraci Residence in Calabria, Southern Italy, in a real dream home.”
“Heck – in Calabria, Italy, the Albanians are still Albanians and they have been there 400 years!”
“When Ferdinando had arrived a galley-slave in Calabria, he found himself coupled with a bandit, a brave fellow, who abhorred his chains, from all the combination of disgrace and misery they brought upon him.”
“Neapolitan prison to work on the roads in Calabria, his rival visited him in his dungeon.”
“The loss of the name Calabria came with the Lombard conquest of this district, when it was transferred to the land of the Bruttii, which the Byzantine empire still held.”
“Tarentini, Sallentini and Messapii, while the name Calabria does not occur; but after the foundation of a colony at Brundisium in 246-245 B.C., and the final subjection of Tarentum in 209 B.C.,”
“We Italians were made very aware of this when, struck by the terrible disaster which buried Messina, Reggio, and many villages in Calabria and Sicily41, we were consoled by receiving touching proofs of affection and prompt aid from every part of the world.”
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