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This webpage reproduces a section of
The Rulers of the South

by
Francis Marion Crawford

published by MacMillan & Co. Ltd.
New York and London
1900

The text, and illustrations except as noted,
are in the public domain.

This page has been carefully proofread
and I believe it to be free of errors.
If you find a mistake though,
please let me know!

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Head of a Modern Sicilian,
showing Roman Type
Head of a Modern Sicilian,
showing Saracen Type

Vol. I p. ix Illustrations in the Text
Volume I

Etna at Sunrise

1

Isles of the Cyclops, near Catania

5

Isles of the Sirens, Gulf of Salerno

7

Old Fortification in Manfredonia

15

Mare Piccolo at Taranto, — The Harbour of Ancient Tarentum

18

Lighthouse at Colombaia, harbour of Trapaniº

20

Spring called the "Fonte del Sole," in a Grotto near Taranto

24

Cape Palinuro, Gulf of Policastro

29

Ancient Aqueduct at Solmonaº in the Abruzzi, the birthplace of Ovid

40

After Sunset on the Shore of Eastern Calabria

44

Aqueduct at Taranto, formerly Tarentum

57

Columns called the "Tavole Paladine," at Metaponto, formerly Metapontum

61

The Site of Sybaris

63

Fortress of Charles the Fifth at Cotrone, formerly Crotona

65

Temple of Hera, Capo Colonne, near Cotrone

67

Fragment of the Ruins of Selinus, now Selinunto

91

Girl washing near Reggio, Calabria, formerly Rhegium

98

The "Gran Sasso d' Italia" from Aquila

106

Eucalyptus trees near the Site of Sybaris

113

Old Well at Cotrone, formerly Crotona

118

Coin with the Head of Arethusa, Syracuse, about 400 B.C.

120

Map of Syracuse

129

Vol. I p. x Street of Ancient Tombs, Syracuse

141

Path under Rocks, Latomia dei Cappuccini, Syracuse

148

Old Well in the Latomia dei Cappuccini, Syracuse

151

Peasant near Reggio, Calabria

163

Straits of Messina off Rhegium, now Reggio, Calabria

181

Garden of the Church of San Nicola, Girgenti, formerly Agrigentum

187

A Sicilian Courtyard

206

Street in Syracuse To‑day

214

Coin with the Head of Queen Philistis

230

Peasant Woman of Monteleone

241

On the Road at Girgenti

251

Papyrus in the River Anapus, near Syracuse

262

Amphitheatre at Syracuse

265

A Lonely Spot on the Shore, Eastern Calabria

284

Castrogiovanni, formerly Henna

296

Calascibetta at Sunset

300

Castle of Aci Castello, near Catania

318

Vesuvius, on the Day before the Eruption of May, 1900

333

From the Highest Tier of the Theatre, Taormina

348

Harbour of Malta

359

Amantea, Western Calabria

368

Rocca Imperiale, Eastern Calabria

372

Vol. I p. xi List of Photogravure Plates
Volume I

Scylla

Frontispiece

Map of Sicily, with Greek and English Names

1

On the Outskirts of Giardini, below Taormina

33

The Ruins of Selinus

89

Temple of Segesta

92

Latomia dei Cappuccini, Syracuse

146

Ruined Rampart at Girgenti

160

Cavern called the "Ear of Dionysius," Latomia del Paradiso, Syracuse

184

Greek Theatre at Segesta

223

Map of Italy and Sicily under Roman Rule

249

Temple of Concord, Girgenti

283

Olive Trees in the Latomia dei Cappuccini, Syracuse

330

Catacombs at Syracuse

357

Shore, from the Theatre at Taormina

363

In the Theatre at Taormina

375

In the Temple of Neptune, Paestum

383

Vol. II p. vii Illustrations in the Text
Volume II

A Cliff at Sorrento

1

Saracen-Norman Court of the Capuchin Convent at Amalfi

13

Garden of the Capuchin Convent at Amalfi

17

Entrance to Grotto Church at Praia d' Aieta, Calabria

30

Grotto Church at Praia d' Aieta, Calabria

36

Positano, between Sorrento and Amalfi

40

A Sicilian Courtyard

48

Balcony at Taormina

51

Bell Tower at Paola in Calabria, the birthplace of San Francesco di Paola

76

Cloister of San Francesco di Paola

86

Cloister of San Francesco di Paola, seen from the rear

94

Chapel in the Garden of San Francesco di Paola

103

Cloister and Court of San Francesco di Paola

110

Statue of a Bishop, outside the Cathedral, Palermo

114

Shrine of Saint Michael at Monte Sant' Angelo, Calabria

125

Entrance to Church of San Nicola, Bari

132

Castle at Monte Sant' Angelo

135

Castello di Maniace, Syracuse

144

Saracen-Norman Window in the Ospedaletti, Trapani

149

Statues in front of the Church of San Domenico, Taranto

152

Norman Door at Trapani

155

Ruins of the Abbey of La Santa Trinità at Mileto

165

Vol. II p. viii Doorway of the Ruined Abbey at Mileto

192

Ruins at Mileto

206

Old Well at Mileto

218

Terrace of Santa Maria di Gesù, Palermo

221

Stairway in Courtyard at Taormina

245

Città Vecchia, Malta

249

Fountain at Taormina

252

Saracen-Norman Window at San Giuliano

255

Burial-place of the Norman Pilgrims, La Cava

257

Mummy in the Vaults of the Capuchin Convent, near Palermo

260

Tower of King Roger at Castrogiovanni

262

Court in the Monastery of La Cava

265

Triangular Court in the Monastery of La Cava

268

Fountain in the Moorish Palace of La Zisa, Palermo

276

Tomb of King Roger in the Cathedral at Palermo

278

Fountain of the Ninety-nine Waterspouts, Aquila

296

Church at San Bernardino, Aquila

300

Fountain in the Piazza Palazzo, Aquila

304

Castle of Frederick II at Monteleone, Calabria

308

Column in the Cloister of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo

318

Tower in the Castle of Frederick II at Monteleone

329

Statue of Saint Urban at La Cava

336

Castel Nuovo, Naples

341

Cloister of the Moorish Castle at Ravello, near Amalfi

366

Old Houses at Pizzo, Calabria, where Murat, King of Naples, was executed in 1815

372

Castle at Pizzo, with the window of Murat's Prison

377

The Place where Murat was shot in the Castle at Pizzo

381

Outside Wall of the Moorish Castle at Ravello, near Amalfi

385

Vol. II p. ix List of Photogravure Plates
Volume II

Watch Tower of Charles the Fifth at San Nicola, Calabria

Frontispiece

Map of Southern Italy, with Latin and English Names
[missing from my copy of the printed work]

1

Norman Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo

46

Fountain in the Cloister of the Norman Cathedral at Monreale
[missing from my copy of the printed work]

81

La Piccola Cuba, a Moorish Summer-house near Palermo

116

The Harbour of Messina

197

Entrance to the Burial-place of the Norman Pilgrims, La Cava

251

Mosaic of Christ crowning King Roger, in the Church of La Martorana, Palermo

266

Moorish Palace of La Zisa, Palermo

274

Doorway in the Castle of Frederick the Second, at Castrogiovanni

298

Cloister of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo

318

Head of a Modern Sicilian, showing Roman Type

333

Head of a Modern Sicilian, showing Saracen Type

358

First Court of the Museum at Palermo

363

Castle of Sant' Alessio, near Messina

379


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