Palatine Hill Has OneHundredThousandSquillion Bricks : I Counted Them All.

Yeh. That IS a big fat lie. I didn’t count them. ALL!

Anyhoo – madness upon madness.

According to Livy (59 BC – AD 17) the Palatine hill got its name from the Arcadian settlers from Pallantium, named from its founder Pallas, son of Lycaon. More likely, it is derived from the noun palātum “palate”; Ennius uses it once for the “heaven”, and it may be connected with the Etruscan word for sky, falad.

The name of the hill is the etymological origin of the word palace and its cognates in other languages (Greek: παλάτιον, Italian: palazzo, French: palais, Spanish: palacio, Portuguese: palácio, German: Palast, Czech: palác, etc.).

The Palatine Hill is also the etymological origin (via the Latin adjective palatinus) of “palatine”, a 16th-century English adjective that originally signified something pertaining to the Caesar’s palace, or someone who is invested with the king’s authority. Later its use shifted to a reference to the German Palatinate. The office of the German count palatine (Pfalzgraf) had its origins in the comes palatinus, an earlier office in Merovingian and Carolingian times.

Another modern English word “paladin”, came into usage to refer to any distinguished knight (especially one of the Twelve Peers of Charlemagne) under Charlemagne in late renditions of the Matter of France.

I know the word PALATINE quite well. Elizabeth, daughter of James I Stuart, sister of Charles I Stuart married Frederick V, the Elector Palatine of the Rhine. She became THE WINTER QUEEN after both she and he and their children were thrown out of Bohemia during the Thirty Years War.

Her son, Rupert of the Rhine, played a MAJOR role in the English Civil War. He fought on the side of his uncle, King Charles I Stuart.

Charles, Buckingham, Wat Montagu and others rode from London to Madrid via Paris (where they met Marie de Rohan and Anne of Austria) to marry Charles to Anne of Austria’s little sister… as a way to stop Catholic Spain from killing all the Protestants in Europe. Didn’t work. The war lasted 30 years. Apparently.

And everyone is now the counting red bricks in the 19th century?

Explain to me the 10th century B.C. and the amount of bricks THEY produced. Please?

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