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Mysterious Sicilians: Trojan Refugees, Odyssey Women, Ligurian Colonizers, Rome’s Founders – “Curiouser and Curiouser"

Tom Verso (June 18, 2013)
Southern-Italian Americans are an ‘a-historical people’. Near seventeen million Americans of southern Italian descent have become a ‘history-less people’ forced to define themselves culturally in terms of ‘food’, because the history of the Italian people south of Rome, unlike many other ethnic/nation groups in America, is virtually non-existent in the American education system. University Italian Studies programs, for example, are limited to Renaissance studies and Italian American Studies programs are limited to post-Ellis Island largely nostalgic hiSTORYs with heavy emphasis on Italian American fiction and literature. The Elymian Sicilians are a quintessential example of the lost history of southern-Italian Americana. The Elymians are a fascinating and thought provoking people with significant implications for Italian and European history, and especially meaningful to millions of Sicilian-Americans. As this blog has documented in some detail, highly qualified classical scholars have brought forth significant bodies of evidence showing that Elymians (not Greeks) were the people described in the Odyssey, they were colonizers of Liguria and they may very well have been the founders of Rome (please see list of six links at end of this article). Savor the delicious irony: the “Sicilian-SCANDINAVIAN Archaeological Project” does archeological research in western Sicily (http://www.sciencecentral.com/site/441769). One wonders how may Sicilian descendants live in Scandinavia? In short, you would never know it by looking at Italian Studies curriculums in American universities but, believe it or not, there is much more to Sicilian culture than ‘pizza-crust-thick’ and ‘Hollywood-mafia-shtick’.


 Preface

Significant evidence in the form of similar geographic characteristics of:

Then Two colonial groups

Eryx

Elymian

 

Eryx

Elymian

Segesta

Elymian

 

Segesta

Elymian

Entella

Sican

 

Entella

Sican

If  Freeman is incorrect (i.e. Entella Sicily is an Elymian city)

then the implication is that

only the Elymians colonized Liguria.

Then One colonial group

Eryx

Elymian

 

Eryx

Elymian

Segesta

Elymian

 

Segesta

Elymian

Entella

Elymian

 

Entella

Elymian

Clearly, this is a seaport city designed to provide a safe harbor and easy access to the sea for ships. [Note: for a detail discussion of the history of Palermo rivers and port see: “Palermo: Ancient Rivers and Modern Streets”… http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/15886/palermo-ancient-rivers-and-modern-streets]

 The Trojan Aeneas has a brother named Eryx located at a harbor in Sicily.
Interesting...No?


In conclusion

“Sicilian Lights on Roman Origins”

http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/1225/sicilian-lights-roman-origins

February 9, 2008

 

Science, Irony and Italian History - a “Southern Question” twist!

http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/10391/science-irony-and-italian-history-southern-question-twist

August 9, 2009

 

Sicilian Founders of Rome (revisited...again) – The Logic of Historiography (wonkish: hate philosophy?...forget-about-it!)

http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/19841/sicilian-founders-rome-revisited-again-logic-historiography-wonkish-hate-philosophy-f

Step Aside Homer! "The Authoress of the Odyssey” is a Sicilian Girl from Trapani

http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/35865/step-aside-homer-authoress-odyssey-sicilian-girl-trapani

April 23, 2013

 

“Odyssey” ‘Song of Sicily’… Poet’s Images = Sicilian Reality

http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/35917/odyssey-song-sicily-poet-s-images-sicilian-reality

April 29, 2013

 

 “Odyssey” – Women of Greece vs. the Women of Sicily

http://www.i-italy.org/bloggers/36014/odyssey-women-greece-vs-women-sicily

May 14, 2013

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