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  • n. Plural form of Calabrian.


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  • Edward Ross, professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin and president of the American Sociological Association, argued in a 1914 book that because there was “no small infusion of Greek, Saracen, and African blood in the Calabrians and Sicilians,” they had reached only “a primitive stage of civilization.”

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • I ask Mr. Gilmour why, if Lombards are so averse to being yoked with Calabrians, they should feel any keener to share a government with Spaniards and Greeks and Germans.

    Is Italy Ungovernable?

  • After director Federico Fellini used the phrase as the title for his 1960 film documenting Rome's era of film stars and paparazzi, la dolce vita came to define Italy's boom years in 1960s, when cheap housing drew Sicilians and Calabrians to the north to staff the new factories turning out products such as the Fiat 500, which would make motoring accessible to all.

    Austerity drive spells end for the dolce vita as Italians fear for their lifestyles

  • But Calabrians are taciturn and reserved and cool with outsiders.

    Italy's Mafia Gets A Homegrown Rival

  • There were southerners in the line, too: Calabrians who made their “bread” from wild lentils, which clung in the mouth like mud and sawdust; and ploughmen from Basilicata who slept in sties and never tasted meat from one year to the next—unless disease killed one of their animals.


  • Also, I was lucky to have found this interesting web site -- a research project dedicated to studying the family history of Calabrians, in particular those born in the villages of Gioiosa Jonica and Martone -- via a commenter on my previous post about Calabria.

    Archive 2005-04-24

  • Sicilians, Maltese, Neapolitans, and Calabrians also established informal commercial relations.


  • And on the right of this are the Calabrians, Apulians, and Samnites, and next to them dwell the Piceni, whose territory extends as far as the city of

    Procopius History of the Wars, Books V. and VI.

  • And on the other side are the remainder of the Calabrians, the

    Procopius History of the Wars, Books V. and VI.

  • And before this the Calabrians and Apulians, since no Goths were present in their land, had willingly submitted themselves to Belisarius, both those on the coast and those who held the interior.

    Procopius History of the Wars, Books V. and VI.


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