Eroi legendari armani

O poveste cu aromâni mândri luptători, de care au fost plini Munții Pind (și nu numai) în vremea turcilor…

Pompiliju Sfera


Comform spuselor istoriografului grec Aravantinos, vestitul armatol Cacialdoni era nascut din parinti armani, tatal sau un pastor vlah. Caciu Antoni, a trait mult timp la Valtu in Acarnania, ca mare proprietar de turme. Din cauza aceasta, ticalosul Ali-Pasa-Tepeleni il ura si pizmuia si ii rapi averile.
Caciandoni, spre a se rezbuna lua armele, chema in jurul sau un bun numer de Farseroti si incepu a prigoni de moarte cetele de oaste si pe oamenii lui Ali-Pasa, ori-unde ii intalnea. Alti armatoli armani, ofensati si ei la randul lor, nu intarzie a se uni cu Caciandoni, care de  curaind deveni luptator recunoscut.


Cei doi frati. ai lui Caciandoni, unul nascut cu ocazia migratiunilor parintilor in satul armanesc Lepeni, din Acarnania, supanumit Lepenlatul, iar celalalt, Gheorghe, nascut in muntii Hasia si supranumit Hasiatul, luara si ei armele si se pusera sub comanda viteazului lor frate Anton.

Caciandoni era mic de statura…

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To Light a Fire

Steve McCurry Curated

Ujjian, India


To learn to read is to light a fire;
every syllable that is spelled out is a spark.
– Victor Hugo



I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.
– Jorge Luis Borges

Rome, Italy

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Mumbai, India

I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading!
How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book!
When I have a house of my own,
I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
–  Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

Venice, Italy

Uttar Pradesh, India

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed,
and some few are to be chewed and digested.
– Francis Bacon

Istanbul, Turkey

Near Al Hudaydah, Yemen

There is no frigate like a book
To take us lands away,
Nor any coursers like a page
Of prancing poetry.

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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine – Open House Sunday Interview – Romanian Economist and Author Marina Costa

I have been interviewed by a writers’ blog. Here is the interview. And the novel I mentioned “to appear” appeared already – the public launching is scheduled for the 20-th of April!

Smorgasbord Blog Magazine

Welcome to the Open House Sunday Interview and today my guest is Romanian economist and author Marina Costa.

About Marina Costa.

Hello! I am Marina Costa, almost 50, an economist with PhD in World Economics (the dissertation being, in 1996, about the European transport policy). I have worked for a whole career in EU Affairs/ EU projects management, meanwhile also having written for a lifetime. I have published several professional papers and 2 handbooks in the past (1999-2015), and, since 2016, 2 novels. Other 3 or 4 will appear this year. The most recent will be sent to printing next week and will have an official launching in March. I am writing mostly historical fiction/ swashbuckling adventures/ young adult novels.

My debut novel’s title can be translated into English as “The Wanderers of the Seas“. It was launched in June 2016 and it happens in the Viking Era…

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