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Sicilian wheat, a smattering of tastes

The Sicilian flag shows Medusa’s head, with ears of wheat alternating with the three legs that some say represent the three corners of Sicily. One source says that the Gorgons (Medusa was one of three) represented the destructive aspect of Athena. Perseus … Continue reading

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“Siracusa — the most beautiful of all Greek cities” — Cicero

The coastline of Ortygia, the island connected to Siracusa.  This was one of my desires in coming to Italy — blue Mediterranean sea stretching to the horizon, under a warm sun. Would Cicero say the same about Siracusa today? I … Continue reading

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