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Page 2 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 21,2014 Stirpe by Prof. Edmund Turiello Nostra A weekly column highlighting some of the more interesting aspects of our ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. Boston's Veterans Day (Continued from Page 1) I noted previously that the serious aspect of Roman re- ligion appears to have begun at the time of Romulus in 750 B.C. He marked out the limits of a temple to Jupiter and after ,suitable offerings this became the first temple that was consecrated in Rome. This temple to Jupi- ter was such a vast innova- tion in a simple rustic town like ancient Rome that it remained their religious center for many years. I also wrote that if this temple remained the reli- gious center of ancient Rome for many years, I won- dered how many readers knew who Jupiter was? How about the other gods in Ro- man mythology? As tourists are guided around modern Rome, there are constant references made to ancient temples that were dedicated to the various Roman gods. The question was asked, "If you know nothing about the mythological gods, then how in the name of heaven can you understand the real meaning behind the con- struction of their temples?" Additionally, we were asked to remember that Roman mythology was based upon or influenced by, Greek JUPITER mythology. This is the rea- son why I'm constantly re- ferring to the Greek gods and goddesses. Last time, we examined the circum- stances surrounding the birth of Zeus, his two broth- ers and three sisters. This now leads us to Jupiter, the Roman counterpart to Zeus. Jupiter was also known as Juppiter, Diespiter, Jovis, and Jove, while his wife was named Juno. The Romans worshipped Jupiter as the god of light, rain, thunder, and lightning. They regarded the flint stone as the sym- bol of lightning; therefore Jupiter was usually repre- sented with that stone in his hand instead of the light- ning which was held by Zeus. Today, our treaties or contracts are concluded with signatures, seals and witnesses, but the Romans used the scepter and flint stone, the sacred symbols of Jupiter, together with some grass from his temple. Because Jupiter pos- sessed such powers over the elements, he was always regarded as the highest and most powerful of their gods, and the special protector of Rome. Newly elected officials gave thanks and paid hom- age to him, as did command- ers of the Roman legions when they were victorious in war. He presided over the Roman Games as Jupiter Capitolinus, and in all of his other attributes or pow- ers he was treated by the Romans as Zeus was treated by the Greeks. During early Roman times, temples to Jupiter were built on Rome's Capitoline Hill, in the forum of Tiberius, in the ancient city of Heliopolis, and in Spalato in Yugoslavia. Next Week: Queen of the Heavens Poctside at East Pier (Continued from Page 11 hag 7 features 5 stories com- prised of 176 apartments - including 6 extended-stay units - in addition to 3,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 192 parking spaces. Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn honored the vision of three individuals Massport's Tom Butler, Lowell Richards and Boston Mayor Tom Menino. "And just as they envisioned, we hope that the success of Portside at East Pier will spark a revitaliza- tion of one of this city's real gems -- the East Boston Waterfront," The property is the first to open as part of Roseland's master-planned, mixed-use waterfront development, which will contain 3 build- ( ings and a total of 550 luxury apartments in East Boston's Jeffries Point. Once com- pleted, the development will feature over 70,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space, which is planned to include a theater, fitness club, busi- ness center, parking facili- ties and more. In line with Roseland's vi- sion to create a cohesive neighborhood experience on the East Boston Waterfront, Roseland and Massport are also repurposing the outdoor space on the 26-acre lot to create a public park and rec- reational marina. Portside at East Pier's East Boston neighborhood offers residents convenient access to various retail and dining ! i !, "\\;... 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 J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons 4 %rvice Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation Internat_onal 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 j- destinations, with a multi- tude of local shops and res- taurants in the immediate vicinity, along with access to several public transportation options. The property is just steps away from the T at Maverick Station, which pro- vides easy transport to the center of Boston and to Logan International Airport. Resi- dents and visitors will also have access to a water taxi from Lewis Street in Boston's North End. "As the State Rep from this area, I am constantly selling East Boston as a hidden gem of the city, and one that is constantly evolving before our eyes," said State Repre- sentative Carlo Basile. "I want to thank the many or- ganizations, agencies and residents that came together to make this project hap- pen." "Building 7, Portside at Pier 1 has been an achievement in the making for many years," said City Councilor Sal LaMattina. "As a WDAC member I'd like to thank Roselancl, Massport, the City of Boston, and East Boston residents for their partner- ship and teamwork. These beautiful apartments over- looking the Boston skyline will be the catalyst for other developments along our waterfront." DRIVERS CDL-A Do you want morethan $1000 a Week? Excellent Monthly Bonus Program/Benefits. Weekend Hometime you Deserve! Electronic LogsRider Program. 877-704-3773 Members of the 54 th Massachusetts Vol. Inf. Company A. By the way, there was a newspaper story on the guys and gals who were part of the parade convoy. They come from the Town of Winthrop. Over the year a group of veterans started gathering together and restoring old Army vehicles. The group is led by Richie Duval who owns a garage. Together he and his friends have organized into a group that goes by the name Magee's Corner Militia since the Duval Garage is the group's HQ. Aboard the convoy with me were friends from the Winthrop A.L. Post 1 and Eastie's ITAM Post 6. I can say I had a blast and wanted to thank all who came out in support of the veterans who passed by along both parades routes. It is good to know that we haven't forgotten to honor our veterans and the veterans honor you back for your support. Maia and Jay Kennedy from Acton loved the parade and loved the vintage 1955 police wagon that used to be referred to as a "Paddy Wagon." (Above photos by Sal Giarratani) The Post-Gazette's Sal G seemed to be having a Gen. Douglas MacArthur moment in this year's Veterans Day Parade in Boston (Photo by Maia Kennedy) Greater Boston's Affordable Private C Traditional Burial Plot (for 2) Starting at $1600 - Effective March I, 2014 ST, MICHEL .. , CEMETERY ;:,,i CREMATORY 500 Canterbury Street "i /'. ,c:8]:,'&:[ji4Z \\; U') Boston, i&& 02131 617.524.1036 Serving the Italian Community www.stmichaelcemetery.com fo, Over 10o Years! 978-453-7484 978-270-4883 cell Page 2 POST-GAZETTE, NOVEMBER 21,2014 Stirpe by Prof. Edmund Turiello Nostra A weekly column highlighting some of the more interesting aspects of our ancestry.., our lineage.., our roots. Boston's Veterans Day (Continued from Page 1) I noted previously that the serious aspect of Roman re- ligion appears to have begun at the time of Romulus in 750 B.C. He marked out the limits of a temple to Jupiter and after ,suitable offerings this became the first temple that was consecrated in Rome. This temple to Jupi- ter was such a vast innova- tion in a simple rustic town like ancient Rome that it remained their religious center for many years. I also wrote that if this temple remained the reli- gious center of ancient Rome for many years, I won- dered how many readers knew who Jupiter was? How about the other gods in Ro- man mythology? As tourists are guided around modern Rome, there are constant references made to ancient temples that were dedicated to the various Roman gods. The question was asked, "If you know nothing about the mythological gods, then how in the name of heaven can you understand the real meaning behind the con- struction of their temples?" Additionally, we were asked to remember that Roman mythology was based upon or influenced by, Greek JUPITER mythology. This is the rea- son why I'm constantly re- ferring to the Greek gods and goddesses. Last time, we examined the circum- stances surrounding the birth of Zeus, his two broth- ers and three sisters. This now leads us to Jupiter, the Roman counterpart to Zeus. Jupiter was also known as Juppiter, Diespiter, Jovis, and Jove, while his wife was named Juno. The Romans worshipped Jupiter as the god of light, rain, thunder, and lightning. They regarded the flint stone as the sym- bol of lightning; therefore Jupiter was usually repre- sented with that stone in his hand instead of the light- ning which was held by Zeus. Today, our treaties or contracts are concluded with signatures, seals and witnesses, but the Romans used the scepter and flint stone, the sacred symbols of Jupiter, together with some grass from his temple. Because Jupiter pos- sessed such powers over the elements, he was always regarded as the highest and most powerful of their gods, and the special protector of Rome. Newly elected officials gave thanks and paid hom- age to him, as did command- ers of the Roman legions when they were victorious in war. He presided over the Roman Games as Jupiter Capitolinus, and in all of his other attributes or pow- ers he was treated by the Romans as Zeus was treated by the Greeks. During early Roman times, temples to Jupiter were built on Rome's Capitoline Hill, in the forum of Tiberius, in the ancient city of Heliopolis, and in Spalato in Yugoslavia. Next Week: Queen of the Heavens Poctside at East Pier (Continued from Page 11 hag 7 features 5 stories com- prised of 176 apartments - including 6 extended-stay units - in addition to 3,600 sq. ft. of retail space and 192 parking spaces. Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn honored the vision of three individuals Massport's Tom Butler, Lowell Richards and Boston Mayor Tom Menino. "And just as they envisioned, we hope that the success of Portside at East Pier will spark a revitaliza- tion of one of this city's real gems -- the East Boston Waterfront," The property is the first to open as part of Roseland's master-planned, mixed-use waterfront development, which will contain 3 build- ( ings and a total of 550 luxury apartments in East Boston's Jeffries Point. Once com- pleted, the development will feature over 70,000 sq. ft. of ground floor retail space, which is planned to include a theater, fitness club, busi- ness center, parking facili- ties and more. In line with Roseland's vi- sion to create a cohesive neighborhood experience on the East Boston Waterfront, Roseland and Massport are also repurposing the outdoor space on the 26-acre lot to create a public park and rec- reational marina. Portside at East Pier's East Boston neighborhood offers residents convenient access to various retail and dining ! i !, "\\;... 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 J. Wobrock Dino C. Manca Courtney A. Fitzgibbons 4 %rvice Family Affiliate of AFFS/Service Corporation Internat_onal 206 Winter St., Fall River, MA 02720 Telephone 508-676-2454 j- destinations, with a multi- tude of local shops and res- taurants in the immediate vicinity, along with access to several public transportation options. The property is just steps away from the T at Maverick Station, which pro- vides easy transport to the center of Boston and to Logan International Airport. Resi- dents and visitors will also have access to a water taxi from Lewis Street in Boston's North End. "As the State Rep from this area, I am constantly selling East Boston as a hidden gem of the city, and one that is constantly evolving before our eyes," said State Repre- sentative Carlo Basile. "I want to thank the many or- ganizations, agencies and residents that came together to make this project hap- pen." "Building 7, Portside at Pier 1 has been an achievement in the making for many years," said City Councilor Sal LaMattina. "As a WDAC member I'd like to thank Roselancl, Massport, the City of Boston, and East Boston residents for their partner- ship and teamwork. These beautiful apartments over- looking the Boston skyline will be the catalyst for other developments along our waterfront." DRIVERS CDL-A Do you want morethan $1000 a Week? Excellent Monthly Bonus Program/Benefits. Weekend Hometime you Deserve! Electronic LogsRider Program. 877-704-3773 Members of the 54 th Massachusetts Vol. Inf. Company A. By the way, there was a newspaper story on the guys and gals who were part of the parade convoy. They come from the Town of Winthrop. Over the year a group of veterans started gathering together and restoring old Army vehicles. The group is led by Richie Duval who owns a garage. Together he and his friends have organized into a group that goes by the name Magee's Corner Militia since the Duval Garage is the group's HQ. Aboard the convoy with me were friends from the Winthrop A.L. Post 1 and Eastie's ITAM Post 6. I can say I had a blast and wanted to thank all who came out in support of the veterans who passed by along both parades routes. It is good to know that we haven't forgotten to honor our veterans and the veterans honor you back for your support. Maia and Jay Kennedy from Acton loved the parade and loved the vintage 1955 police wagon that used to be referred to as a "Paddy Wagon." (Above photos by Sal Giarratani) The Post-Gazette's Sal G seemed to be having a Gen. Douglas MacArthur moment in this year's Veterans Day Parade in Boston (Photo by Maia Kennedy) Greater Boston's Affordable Private C Traditional Burial Plot (for 2) Starting at $1600 - Effective March I, 2014 ST, MICHEL .. , CEMETERY ;:,,i CREMATORY 500 Canterbury Street "i /'. ,c:8]:,'&:[ji4Z \\; U') Boston, i&& 02131 617.524.1036 Serving the Italian Community www.stmichaelcemetery.com fo, Over 10o Years! 978-453-7484 978-270-4883 cell