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Turks in 1519 to be burned at the stake. The flames were unable to touch the sacred image capable of radiating light, so they took away the picture heading for the Neto river’s mouth. Despite the rowers’ effort the galley remained stationary. The Turks threw overboard the canvas, the galley resumed sailing and the painting arrived at Capo Nao. The town of Crotone threatened by a Turkish siege again in 1638 relied on the patron icon which was exhibited on the walls. The Turks horrified by the sacred image retreated and fled away. In May, during a night pilgrimage procession the Holy image is taken from Crotone to Capo Colonna. The cult of the goddess has been kept intact from the tradition that perpetuates the same ritual, with few changes from the Greek period until nowadays, for over 2600 years.

Bibliography B. Mongelluzzo, “Maria di Capo Colonna e Crotone”, in Il Museo e il Parco Archeologico di Capo Colonna a Crotone, Crotone 2006.

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SCOLLACIUM PERSONNALITIES Cassiodoro and the Monasterium Vivariense Flavius Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator (Scolacium, 485 about - Scolacium, 580 about) was a politician, scholar and Roman historian, who lived under the roman-barbarian kingdom of the Ostrogoths and later under the Eastern Roman Empire He was born in one of the most estimated Bruttii's family, originally from the East and lived an important political career under the government of Theodoric (493-526), covering roles so close to the sovereign as to let think in the past to an actual direct contribution to the project of the Ostrogothic king. He wrote many important literary works, ranging among a wide variety of fields: wrote prayers, treaties of ecclesiastical chronicle, on history of the society or to exegetical character, in addition to the Variae his most famous and mportant work. At the end of the gothic war he decided to abandon its political commitment in order to found the

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