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English version by:
Jason (Iacovino) Pierce,
New Jersey.



The Samnites
The Romans
The Normans
Historical chronology
The Charter of Carlo II d’Angiò
The Census of 1532
The appraisal of Morrone of 1593
Historical Events
1614 visit of Monsigor Eustacchio
1734 visit of Monsignor Tria
Luigi Cinelli
Parochial Archive
Weights and Measures
Markets and Fairs
The Feast of San Giuseppe
The Territory
Migratory route for herds
Surnames and Nicknames
Vanished surnames
Experts and Masters from Morrone
Famous People
Santa Maria in Casalpiano
Franco Valente: Casalpiano
The Toponymy of Morrone

Rural Life
A stroll around Morrone
Panoramic photo
Old prayers
Morronese cookbook
Postcards from Morrone
The portals of house
Morronese crafts


Morrone seen from:
Poetri in morronese dialect


Old photo album
Current photo album
Photos from viewers of the site
Songs from Morrone
Earthquake from Morrone
My page

I Miaban
The Newspaper of Morrone



The Molise territory
Molise in the norman period
The road system
Pre-norman fortifications and settlements
Urban development: the church and the castle
Relations with the Church
Architecture in norman times
Fortifications and castles
Molise at the time of the crusades
Molise and the Adriatic
The fortifications today

The South and the Unification of Italy


Exchange link

Screen saver of Morrone



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I Sanniti
I Romani
I Normanni
Cronologia storica
1303 Carlo II D'Angiò
I censimenti dal 1532
L'apprezzo del 1593
1614 Mons. Eustacchio
1734 Mons. Tria
Inchiesta Murattiana
Archivio parrocchiale
I costumi
Le tradizioni
I pesi e le misure
I mercati e le fiere
La festa di San Giuseppe
Il territorio
Il tratturo
I cognomi e i soprannomi
I cognomi scomparsi
I maestri
Le persone famose
S. Maria in Casalpiano

Cli scavi di Casalpiano
Franco Valente spiega Caslpiano
Franco Valente: Casalpiano
Franco Valente: Araldica
La chiesa Madre
I Feudatari di Morrone
Toponimo di Morrone
L'Italia Meridionale
Vita rurale.
Quattro passi per Morrone
Panoramiche grandangolo
Antiche preghiere
Ricettario morronese
Cartoline da Morrone
I portali e lavori in pietra
Vecchi oggetti morronesi
lettere d'oltreoceano


Morrone visto da:
La poesia dialettale


Raccolta foto antiche
Raccolta foto recenti
Canzoni morronesi
foto inviate da Voi
Il terremoto a Morrone
Altri siti Molisani
La mia pagina

I Miaban
Il Giornale di Morrone



Il territorio del Molise
L'epoca Normanna
Le vie di comunicazione
Fortificazioni e insediamenti prenormanni
Sviluppo urbano: la chiesa
e il castello
I rapporti con la Chiesa
L'architettura Normanna
Opere fortificate e castelli
Il Molise e le crociate
Il Molise e l'Adriatico
Le opere fortificate oggi






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Il comune informa
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History of Morrone del Sannio.
The Table of Agnone

English version by Jason
Italian  version

t is a tavoletta of bronze, of the dimensions of centimeters 28x16,5, equipped of a handle. At present it is found to the British Museum of London. It is the most important enrolment in tongue osca, after the Cippo Abellano and laTabula Bantina of greater length, risalente about to 250 to. C. to judge from the shape of the letters. The enrolments on the table, quite readable and carved deeply, they are mail on both the facades. The before it contains 25 lines and the second one 23 lines.  The first facade discusses of a sacred enclosure, a sanctuary dedicated to Cerere, where religious ceremonies develop themselves. These religions have place during the course of the year in days established for 15 divinità listed later on. Then the enrolment  yourselves it it that to the inside of questo I enclose sacred, every two years, on the ara of the fire will have place the ceremony. Therefore it comes attested that every year, to the time of the Floralia, I press the sanctuary sacrifices to four divinità.
This facade in its together seems to indicate what happens either should happen in the sanctuary a lot to seem relevant rules to its operation or a ritual calendar.
In the other facade it comes stated that to the enclosure they belong the altars dedicated to the divinità that come venerated to the inside of the sanctuary. Then it is affirmed that the saahtum tefurum have to be on the air ignaria. Therefore it comes attested that the sanctuary belongs to those who pay the tenth one. Quest'altra these altra facade list, like an inventory, what is of property of the sanctuary and the persons that can attend it and that manage it.
The boschetto of Agnone should be situated in the neighborhoods of the Mountain of the Cerro, between Capracotta and Agnone, where venne found the tavoletta more of a century does. The locality (Source of the Romito) came called still with the limit dialettale Uorte that is to say Garden, Hortus in Latin and Horz on the tavoletta.
Questo place was dedicated to Kerres (Cerere) and the faithful paid a tenth one for its care. It developed itself sacred processions in periods quite defined. To finish rites lustrali came carried out halts I press everyone of the fifteen present altars to the inside of the sacred garden. Every two years is maintained lit a fire and did itself offers on an altar sacrificale. Ceremonies to the of outside the sacred garden came celebrated for Flora, processions with ritual halts in honor of four divinità.
The table of Agnone mention seventeen divinità and such number is the obvious test that the Sanniti stretched out to the polilatria. All the divinità have a link with the agriculture, the harvest and the fruits of the land, underlined from the epithet Kerriiais (Cereal) that it is found after the name of some of you are.
Of I continue they come listed the divinità named on the tavoletta:

Kerres - Cerere, the divinità to that was dedicated the sacred area;
Evklui - Mercury or Takes, brother of Jupiter;
Futrei Kerriiai - Persefone gives birth of Demetra;
Anter Statai - Mater Been of the Itself;
Ammai Kerriiai - Demetra;
Diumpais Kerriiais - The Ninfee of the sources;
Liganakdikei Entrai - awkward Divinità to the vegetation and to the fruits;
Anafriis Kerriiuis - The Ninfee of the rains;
Maatuis Kerriiuis - Goddess italica dispensatrice of dew for the harvests;
Diuvei Verehasiui - Jupiter Virgator;
Diuvei Regaturei - Jupiter Pluvio;
Hereklui Kerriiui - Ercole;
Patanai Piistiai
Deivai Genetai - Hand Geneta;
Pernai Kerriiai Fluusai - Flora patron of the you sprout.

The element of greater outstanding is the importance attributed to Kerres. The sacred area was at her titled and all him of the venerated in that place were the same of the olimpo sannita but in connection to the function that were prayed to develop: driven from Cerere, should support it in the propiziare the land and to protect it the fruits. Therefore Kerres is the central point of the ritual monks that developed themselves in the Sacred garden, agreed questo like symbol of everything the lands cultivated, and is not a coincidence that the Table is been found on the hill that today comes called Mountain of the Cerro and was realized bronze, a metal that occupied a place of relief in the ritual in honor of Cerere.

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