Episode 15 of our FREE Summer Series on The Renaissance is ready for you to read/listen to. Do take a look:
And being #15, out of thirty episodes, it’s a reminder that we’re already at the mid-way point of the series. Doesn’t time fly?
In five weeks’ time, the series and the summer will be over… People will be back at school (hurrah) or at work (sigh), in short, things will be back to normal, and I have to say, I’ll have mixed feelings about that.
The months since May have been long and hot, but fall/autumn is my least favorite season.
Also last September I had a serious stroke, which means an anniversary I’m not looking forward to is approaching.
But ‘Tiriamo avanti’, as Italians say! Though in Milanese dialect it’s ‘Tirèmm innànz’, apparently. Read this article to find out about the origins of that version of the expression.
Coincidentally, we’ll be covering the events in Milan that gave rise to their version of the saying in Episode 29 of the Renaissance series, one Wednesday in mid-September, by which time diligent students will know all about the historical background that inspired such stoicism.
The 15 episodes of The Renaissance published so far are linked to from our History page, along with the rather depraved Story of Rome, and the endless Middle ages.
That’s seventy-five articles with audio, to listen to over the weekend. There’ll be a test next week, as my teachers used to say…
By the way, next summer we’re doing ‘Dal Risorgimento alla Seconda Guerra Mondiale’, which is more my period. Hope you’ll still be with us then.
Here’s a final reminder to grab your copy of this week’s eBook of the Week, Aria di festa, while it’s half the usual price!
Until Sunday night, it’s just £3.99, rather than the standard ‘easy reader’ ebook price of £7.99.
Gianni is a gourmet journalist who is increasingly cynical about the popular ‘Slow Food’ movement. He persuades his editor to let him spend the summer searching out and reviewing ‘Slow Food’ events, but the more he finds out, the more his fears seem to be confirmed…
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- Comprehension questions to check your understanding
- Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
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And when you’re done with all that, don’t forget to read/listen to Thursday’s FREE bulletin of ‘easy’ Italian news.
Take a look at that site and you’ll see we’ve made some changes to the sidebar, such as a calendar of previous bulletins that should make it easier to find them.
But if you ever donated cash to the EasyItalianNews.com team (grazie!) DON’T BUY IT!
But it’s currently on offer, you object.
Yes, but towards the end of the month, when people are back from holiday, I’ll be EMAILING FREE COPIES TO DONORS.
Don’t worry that you might miss it. I’ll get the EasyItalianNews.com team to include an article about it, when I send out the free ebooks.