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Oriolo" A typical Calabria village
Photo 1993.

Shown here is one of the many small villages found, nestled on the rugged slopes of the Calabria mountains. The village is typical of the many remote mountain, villages found throughout Calabria. Shown too, is a well preserved, Norman styled, castle (1145 AD) A lasting reminder, of a time gone by, when daily life for most, was more A matter of survival, then of pleasure.

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Chapter 1
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Calabria History-People:
1-Magna Grecia.
2-Arrival of Ancient Greeks
3-Names, Oriolo Past to Present.
4-The Italic Tribes
5-Conquest by Rome.
6-The Brutians.
7-Hannibal and Carthage.
8-Early Migrations:
9-Conditions in The Homeland.
10-Migration Patterns.
11-Calabrians in Frankfort NY.

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