Make your own free website on Tripod.com

       Epos  in the land
        of   Sallentina
                    in
         South   Italy

The Lions of Messapia,  a  story which is settled between historical reality  and imagination, gives us  at times  the illusion  to live together with the characters  the most significant moments of the history of the salentine peninsula, through  fierce disputes  among ruling dynasties  and the everlasting fight  against  the continuous pressure of the powerful  Taras. The Messapic  civilization  is for many verses similar  to the Etruscan one, it too was incorporated  without  escape  under the Roman rule. But, as regards the Etruscan people lots of authors have competed themselves in writing  imaginary stories,  gifting us  wide insights of the life  and the manners of that civilization,  it has not happened for the Messapians about whom have been only written   erudite and rigorously historical researches. By this novel the author covers this gap and get us closer to our ancestors from whom we should learn the love and the respect for our land  and for the culture  for the culture that  characterizes it. 


THE LIONS OF MESSAPIA | MAP OF MESSAPIA

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

E-mail: arthasplarr@yahoo.it
E-mail: arthas@libero.it