Chapter six continues this approach with an analysis of the crises that afflicted "Dalmatia" as the fall of the Serenissima approached, from the plague that struck Spalato
in 1783 to the call to arms that went out to all Dalmatians in 1797 to defend Venice from French imperial aggression.
Robert Adam was in Italy for a four-year period from 1754, studying the source which was to play so great a role in his designs for Kedleston and Osterley, pub-lishing Ruins of the Palace of Diocletian at Spalato
four years later in 1764.
11) Foscolo also spent several years (1784-1787) in Spalato
, a city of what was at the time Dalmatia (now Croatia).
Fiskovich told me that one popular theory is that Spalato
got its name from aspalathos, the Greek name of an indigenous species of acanthus, a plant whose distinctive leaf shape is used as a decorative motif on Corinthian columns.
Formerly a Jesuit priest, and then Archbishop of Spalato
, he became persuaded of the truth of Protestantism and made his way to England late in 1616, receiving generous patronage from the King.
the affairs of the Archbishop of Spalato
and the performance of Middleton's play in August 1624).
In 614 the invading Slavs forced the inhabitants to evacuate the city in favour of the refuge offered by Diocletian's palace at Spalato
When the Italians entered World War II, they sent troops and a Fascist civilian hierarchy to govern the Spalato