Dennis, George
The cities and cemeteries of Etruria: in two volumes (Band 2) — London, 1848

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ANCIENT WALLS OF CORTONA.

CHAPTER LVI.

CORTONA.—CORTONA,

Corythum, terrasque requirat
Ausonias !

Clara fuit Sparte ; magnte viguSre Mycenee ;
Vile solum Sparte est; altse ceeidere Mycenae.

Virgil.

Ovid.

Traveller, thou art approaching Cortona ! Dost thou
reverence age—that fulness of years which, as Pliny says,
"m man is venerable, in cities sacred V Here is that
which demands thy reverence. Here is that, which when
the Druidical marvels of thine own land were newly raised,
was of hoary antiquity—that, compared to which Rome is
but of yesterday—to which most other cities of ancient
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