Lecture 1 Notes

Lecture 1 Notes - Lecture1:CivilizationinItaly A. The...

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Lecture 1: Civilization in Italy 14/01/2009 16:24:00 A. The Geography of Italy 1. The Apennine Mountains- Gran Sasso 9700 feet high 2. The Tyrrhenian and Adriatic Seas 3. The problem of harbors in the east 4. Proximity to Africa and Sicily and Greece 5. The Po River Valley- north of Florence and the Apennines-grain center 6. The Italian Alps B. The Regions of Italy-- Tuscany/Etruria 1. Between Arno and Tiber Rivers and the Tyrrhenian Sea 2. Catena Metallifera- Cosa, Pisa, Siena, Elba 3. Colline Metallifere- copper, lead, iron, tin 4. The Southern Tufa Plateau- soft volcanic ash, crater lakes
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5. The Tiber River C. Latium/Lazio- central Italian region 1. The Alban Hills 2. Mount Albanus 3000 feet high 3. Volcanic subsoil- bad for grain, good for orchards, vineyards, beech 4. Alluvial clay under thin coat of lava 5. The Roman Campagna- the Alban hills and valleys,
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