History of Amalfi

Vacabulary Gap Fill Exercise
Instructions: Please fill up the gaps below with appropriate forms of verbs mentioned next to the gaps

The Greek geographer Strabone in the I century B.C. states that the coast from Sorrento to Paestum was completely uninhabited, with the exception of Etruscan Marcina, the present day Vietri sul Mare. The origin of the name Amalfi is uncertain; here are two assumptions: In the I century A.D. __________ (find) on a tomb in Benevento is the mention of “gens Amarfia”, this could __________ (be) the proof of an __________ (exist) Roman family __________ (own) a villa on the Coast. Other remains, such as columns and capitals were __________ (find) in various buildings and are the proof that the first inhabitants were rich Roman families, who __________ (spend) some leisure time on the Coast: ”Villa Romana” in Minori is the best __________ (preserve) building of the time. Between the IV and the V century, many Romans __________ (leave) Rome because of the barbarian invasions, one of their first sailing directions was Constantinopole, but they ship __________ (wreck) somewhere between Palinuro and Pisciotta, where they __________ (found) Melphes. It wasn’t long before they had to __________ (look) for a more __________ (secure) environment and move to the Monti Lattari. Scala was their first settlement. They __________ (name) Amalfi (in latin: a Melphi) one of the towns they __________ (found) . In 596 Pope Gregarious Magnus __________ (appoint) PIMENIO as first Bishop of Civitas Amalfitana. More than a town, it was a fortress, because the Lombard from Benevento __________ (threaten) the siege, as Amalfi was part of the Duchy of Naples. In 785 Arechi II __________ (sack) some of the villages on the coast. In 839 after the fights with Sicardo, Duke of Benevento, Amalfi __________ (declare) its independence and __________ (become) an autonomous republic. The Maritime Republic of Amalfi was soon to __________ (become) an important maritime commercial centre, trading with the whole of the Italian peninsula, North Africa, the Middle East and the Byzantine Empire. The Republic __________ (buy) spices, precious stones, carpets and fabrics from the Arabs and __________ (sell) them throughout Italy.

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Vacabulary Gap Fill Exercise The Greek geographer Strabone in the I century B.C. states that the coast from Sorrento to Paestum was completely uninhabited, with the exception of Etruscan Marcina, the present day Vietri sul Mare. The origin of the name Amalfi is uncertain; here are two assumptions: In the I century A.D. found on a tomb in Benevento is the mention of “gens Amarfia”, this could be the proof of an existing Roman family owning a villa on the Coast. Other remains, such as columns and capitals were found in various buildings and are the proof that the first inhabitants were rich Roman families, who spent some leisure time on the Coast: ”Villa Romana” in Minori is the best preserved building of the time. Between the IV and the V century, many Romans left Rome because of the barbarian invasions, one of their first sailing directions was Constantinopole, but they ship wrecked somewhere between Palinuro and Pisciotta, where they founded Melphes. It wasn’t long before they had to look for a more secure environment and move to the Monti Lattari. Scala was their first settlement. They named Amalfi (in latin: a Melphi) one of the towns they founded . In 596 Pope Gregarious Magnus appointed PIMENIO as first Bishop of Civitas Amalfitana. More than a town, it was a fortress, because the Lombard from Benevento threatened the siege, as Amalfi was part of the Duchy of Naples. In 785 Arechi II sacked some of the villages on the coast. In 839 after the fights with Sicardo, Duke of Benevento, Amalfi declared its independence and became an autonomous republic. The Maritime Republic of Amalfi was soon to become an important maritime commercial centre, trading with the whole of the Italian peninsula, North Africa, the Middle East and the Byzantine Empire. The Republic bought spices, precious stones, carpets and fabrics from the Arabs and sold them throughout Italy.

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