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Page 2 POST-GAZETTE, JUNE 5, 2015 S ti rp_e_ i Nostra by Prof. Edmund Turiello A weekly column highlighting some of the more interesting aspects of our ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. ROMANO VS. RAPHAEL While we are on the theme of Cupid, Psyche, and art, a very interesting story tells us about the community of Mantua in northern Italy, the birthplace of Vergil. He glorified the city's palace in his four books entitled "Georgica" This is the work which exhibited such a high artistic perfection in Latin poetry that it confirmed his position as the foremost poet of the "Golden Age of Latin Literati." Mantua played an impor- tant part in the turmoil of the Middle Ages when the Gonzagas obtained its mas- tery. This is also when the city attained importance and prOsperity. The Gonzagas _were genuine lovers of art and literature, and they made their court a brilliant center of culture, deeds, arts, and letters. One wife of a succeeding Gonzaga was the gentle Isabella d'Este, so wise and accomplished that she was called the first lady in the world. She corre- sponded with the most emi- nent men of her time, charmed all hearts and her requests were never refused. Whatever activity she un- dertook was well done and her high spirits never failed her. As a great connoisseur of art se LL.ed b(mks, gems, rare brocades, musi- cal instruments, paintings and other works with which she decorated her apart- ment. It was appropriately called "II Paradiso". The Gonzagas also built a summer residence which they called "Palazzo Del Te." Here, they decorated the walls with sensational and occasionally indelicate mythological and allegorical frescoes that were designed by Giulio Romano and ex- ecuted by his pupils. One room, for example, shows the notorious "Overthrow of the Giants." Colossal figures are Mannerism's most famous fresco: Giulio Romano's illusionism invents a dome overhead and dissolves the room's architecture in the Fall of the Giants. shown crushed between enormous masses of rock. Another chamber's frescoes relate the story of Psyche as told by Apuleius in "The Golden Ass". Here, however, the incidents in that fable are illustrated with every variety of fantasy and inso- lence that freedom permit- ted. In spite of their erotic nature, the compositions are important, not only for a study of the life and man- ners of the people .who fre- quented the residence, but for the influence that those pictures exercised on future art. Another very interesting series on this same subject is located in Rome's Farnese Palace. The structure was started in 1500 A.D., giving Michelangelo, Giacomo della Porta, and Antonio da Sangallo an opportunity to contribute to its design. The owner of the palace was a banker, an enthusiastic ad- mirer of the arts, and patron of Raphael. The ceiling of one large vestibule contains twelve fascinating frescoes displaying the same famous fable of Cupid and Psyche, but here it is told in a man- ner which is most graceful :x : ::::i " ::,:::::::::'*|v .... ;: ..... i::::',:;:::::> " :::=-:: 4 :: i 500 Canterbury Street Boston, MA 02131 617.524.1036 www.stmichaelcemetery.com ST, MICHAEL CEMETERY CREMATORY The Respectful v,ay, Serving the Italian Community for Over 100 Years! Real Estate Mcrlt6o Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street * Boston, MA02113 (617) 523-2100 * Fax (617) 523-3530 in conception and treat- ment. The entire compo- sition was designed and started by Raphael but completed by his pupils. This work" is rated on a par with the most charming cre- ations of the master. The scenes are neither coarse nor sensual; a nobility of proportion which never over- steps the bounds of refine- ment. This, of course, ex- plains why most people know Raphael for the great master that he was, while at the same time think of Romano, as a distributor of grated cheese. The next time you get to Rome you must visit the Farnese Palace --that's an order. NEXT WEEK: Aenaes, Founder of the Roman Race. I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 DRIVERS I Need a Change? [ Morn homatime this Summer?. [ 60K+ Per Year. [ Full Benefit Package & Bonuses. | CDL-A 1 YR. EXPERIENCE [ 855-454-0392 - s,Oll LEGAL-NOTICE Commonwealth of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, BA 02141 (617) 768-5800 Docket No. MI15P2619GD CITATION GIVING NOTICE OF PETITION FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIAN FOR INCAPACITATED PERSON PURSUANT TO G.L.c. t90B, 5-304 in the Matter of GHISLAINE MONDESlR of MEDFORD, MA RESPONDENT Alleged Incapacitated Person To the named Respondent and all other interested persons, a petition has been filed by Ksthia Valers of Medford, MA in the above captioned matter alleging that Ghislaine Mondesir is in need of a Guardian and request- ing that Kathia Valere of Medford, MA (or some other suitable person) be appointed as Guard- ian to serve Without Surety on the bond, The petifion asks the court to determine that the Respondent is incapacitated, that the appointment of a Guardian is necessary, and that the proposed Guardian is appropriate. The petition is on file with this court and may con- rain a request for certain specific authority. You have the right to object to this pro- ceeding. If you wish to do so, you or your attor- ney must file a written appearance at this court on or before 10:00 a.m. on the return date of June 15, 2015. This day is NOT a heating date, but a deadline date by which you have to file the written appearance if you object.to the person. If you fail to file the written appearance by the return date, action may be taken in this matter wiout further notice to you. In addition to filing the written appearance, you. or your attorney must file a written affat stating if specific facts and grounds of your objection within 30 days after the return date. -IMPORTANT NOTICE The outcome of this proceeding may limit or completely take away the above-named person's right to make decisions about personal affairs or financial affairs .or both. The above-named person has the dgM to ask for a lawyer. Anyone may make this request on behalf of the above-named person, if the above-named person cannot afford a lawyer, one may be appointed at State expense. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., First Jus'dce of this Court. Date: May 18, 2015 Tara E. DeCdstofaro, Register of Probate Run date: 6/5/15 Res Publica by David Trumbull "The Emblem of Sunday, June 14% is Flag Day. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. It's a good time to re- fleet on the meaning of the flag and of the P/edfe of AUe- glance that many of us re- cited daily in school. I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. The Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America should be ren- dered by standing at atten- tion facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. When not in uniform men should remove their head- dress with their right hand and hold it at the left shoul- der, the hand being over the heart. Persons in uniform should remain silent, face the flag, arid render the mili- tary salute (U.S. Code Title 4 Sec. 4.) The original Pledge of Alle- giance, "I pledge allegiance to my flag and the Republic for which it stands -- One nation indivisible -- with lib- erty and justice for all," was written in September of 1892 by Francis Bellamy for The Youth's Companion magazine in Boston. The phrase was printed on leaf- lets and sent to schools throughout the United States. The first organized use of the Pledge of Alle- giance came on October 12, 1892, whefi some 12 million American school children recited it to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of Columbus' voyage. In 1923, the first National Flag Conference in Wash- ington D.C. voted to change the words *my flag" to *the Flag of the United States of America." Congress officially recognized the Pledge of Al- legiance in 1942, but in 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that public school students could not be forced to recite it. The words "under God" were added in 1954 by then President Eisenhower, who stated at the time, "In this f it; the Land I Love" way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America's heritage and future; in this way we shall constantly strengthen those spiritual weapons which forever will be our country's most powerful resource in peace and war." LEGAL NOTICE Commonwealth.of Massachusetts The Trial Court Middlesex Probate and Family Court 208 Cambridge Street Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 760-5800 Docket No. MI15P2879EA Estate of STEPHEN J. EAGAN Date of Death April 16, 2015 CITATION ON PETITION FOR FORMAL ADJUDICATION To all interested persons: . A Petition has been filed by.Madison E. Eagso of Billedca, MA requesting that the Court entera formal Decree and Order of testacy and for such other relief as requested in the Petition. And also requesng.that Madison E. Eagan of Billedea, MA be appointed as Per- sonal Representative(s) of said estate to serve. Without Surety on the bond. You have the fight to obtain a copy of the Petition from the Petitioner or at the Court, You have a right to object to this proceeding. To do so, you or your attorney must file a written appearance and objection at this Court before 10:00 a.m. on June 26, 2015. This is NOT a hesdng date, but a deadline by which you must file a written appearance and objection if you object to this proceed- ing. if you fail to ftle a timely written appesr- ence and objection-followed by an Affidavit of Objections within thirty (30) days of the return date, action may be taken without further no6ce to you. The estate is being administered under formal procedure by the Personal Represen- tative under the Massachusetts Uniform Probate Code without supervision by the Court. Inventory and accounts are not .required to be filed with the Court, but recipi- ents are entitled to notice regardin 9 the edminiatndJon from the Personal Represen- tative and can petition the Court in any matter relating to the estate, including distribution of assets end expenses of administndon. WITNESS, HON. EDWARD F. DONNELLY, JR., Rrst Justice of this Court. Date: May 29, 2015 Tara E. DeCristofaro Register of Probate Run date: 6/5/15 Boston Harborside Home Joseph A. Langone 580 Commercial St. - Boston, MA 02109 617-536-4110 www.bostonharborsidehome.com Augustave M. Sabia, Jr. Trevor Slauenwhite Frederick ]. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons A Service Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation International 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 J