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Italy or Italia

Post  Ophirkes on Mon Mar 23, 2015 7:31 pm

Italy….it’s such a simple name for such a complex and diverse country. Every country has a name, but the name came due to something that happened to the country sometime before. Italy is different, though. Throughout history, countries have gotten beaten, destroyed, conquered, defeated, expanded, and the list continues on forever. Italy started as a small place and became a huge empire. It didn’t get its name just like that, I mean, something must’ve happened. So, how did Italy get its name?
The name Italy, also known as Italia, is an ancient name for this country, located in present day Europe, and for the people of Southern Italy. Originally, it was spelled Vitalia, probably from the same root as the Latin vitulus, meaning one-year-old calf; meaning calf-land or “Land of cattle”. The people probably took the name symbolically since it represented them and their land.

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Post  Alianny on Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:06 pm

Great job, Ophir!! It is very interesting to always find out where many countries got there name from. There is the myth about how Rome got it's name which i a very interesting story about two brothers. Very Happy

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Re: Italy or Italia

Post  rosim. on Mon Apr 06, 2015 3:48 pm

Great work Ophir!!
this are just some interesting facts about Italy:
Parmesan cheese originated in the area around Parma, Italy. Italians also created many other cheeses, including Gorgonzola, mozzarella, provolone, and ricotta. No one knows when the pizza was invented, but the people of Naples made it popular.g
The University of Rome is one of the world’s oldest universities and was founded by the Catholic Church in A.D. 1303. Often called La Sapienza (“knowledge”), the University of Rome is also Europe’s largest university with 150,000 students.
Great work!!

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