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Estratto degli Accadimenti nel Levante
narrati nel
Compendio dell'Antica e Moderna Istoria
della Repubblica di Venezia
di Tommaso Salmon Scozzese

Stampato in Venezia da Giambattista Albrizzi nel 1754.
Indice dei Nomi



Acaja Achaea, region in northern Morea.
Acri Acre, port in northern Palestine. See a page on its medieval monuments.
Alessandria Alexandria, main port of Egypt. See a page on XIXth century Alexandria.
Papa Alessandro Rinaldo di Jenne, Pope Alexander IV (1254-61)
Alessio Comneno Alexius I (1048-1118) Byzantine Emperor (1081-1118)
Alessio IV Alexius IV (1182-1204) Byzantine Emperor (1203-04)
Andrea Doria Andrea Doria (1466-1560), ruler of Genoa and Admiral of the Imperial fleet of Charles V.
Andrea Doria Gian Andrea Doria (1539-1606), ruler of Genoa and Commander of part of the Imperial fleet at Lepanto in 1571.
Andrinopoli Adrianopolis town in Thrace. Current Turkish name: Edirne. See a page on Adrianopolis.
Andro Andros, island in the Aegean Sea, between Negroponte and Tine. See a page on the fortress of Andro.
Andronico Andronicus IV (1348-85), Byzantine Emperor (1376-79).
Antiparo Small island in the Cyclades, opposite Paros. See a page on Antiparo.
Antivari Port in Northern Albania, now in Montenegro. Current name: Bar.
Arcadia Region in the central part of Morea.
Argos Argos, ancient town in the eastern part of Morea. See a page on the fortress of Argos.
Ariadeno Barbarossa Khayr al Din (1465-1546) corsair and admiral of the Turkish fleet (1534)
Armata Fleet
Armata grossa Fleet of large ships equipped with long distance cannons
Armata sottile Fleet of small ships propelled by oars
Arta Arta, town near Preveza. See a page which covers also the the fortress of Arta.
Atene Athens. See a page on Atene.
Bailo Title of the Venetian Ambassador in Constantinople
Baldovino Baldwin II, King of Jerusalem (1118-31)
Baldovino Conte di Fiandra Baldwin (1171-1206) Count of Flanders, Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1204-05)
Baldovino Secondo Baldwin II (1217-73), Latin Emperor of Constantinople (1228-61)
Barbaro A derogative reference to the Turks
Barberia The part of the coast of Africa corresponding to today's Tunisia and Algeria.
Boemondo Bohemond, (1051-1111) son of Robert Guiscard, was one of the leaders of the First Crusade. He gained for himself Antioch. See a page on Antioch.
Bonifacio Boniface 1150-1297, Marquis of Montferrat, one of the leaders of the Fourth Crusade.
Braccio-di-Maina Last part of the central peninsula of Morea ending with Capo Matapan. See a page on the Fortresses of Maina.
Butintr˛ Buthrotum, ancient town in the Albanian coast opposite Corf¨. See a page on Butintr˛.
Caffa Port in Crimea, today known as Feodosiya.
Calamata Kalamata, port in the southern part of Morea. See a page on Calamata
Calavvita Kalavrita, town in the northern part of Morea.
Calojanni John V Palaelogus (1331-1391), Byzantine Emperor (1341-47 ,1354-76, 1379-90)
Candia Large island between the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Today it has resumed its ancient name of Crete. Main town of the island, today known as Iraklion. See a page on the island and a page on the town.
Canea Port in the north western coast of Candia. Current name Xania. See a page on the Fortress of Canea.
Capitan BassÓ Kapudan Pasha, title given to the Commander of the Turkish fleet.
Capo Colonna Cape at the end of Attica, named after the columns of a temple, today Cape Sounion. See a page on the temple.
Capo d'Oro Cape at the eastern tip of Negroponte. Current Greek name: Cape Kafireas.
Capo Malýo Cape at the end of a long peninsula of Morea between the Gulf of Laconia and the Aegean Sea. Current name: Cape Malea
Capo Matapan Cape at the end of a long peninsula of Morea between the Gulf of Messenia and the Gulf of Laconia. Current name: Cape Tenaro
Carlo V Charles V, (1500-58) Emperor (1519-56) of Spain and Austria.
Carlovvitz Carlowitz, small town in Serbia, where in 1699 was signed the peace treaty between the Austrian Empire/Poland/Venice and the Ottoman Empire.
Castel di Morea Fortress on the southern side of the strait between the Gulf of Corinth and the Gulf of Patras. See a page on Castel di Morea.
Castel di Romelia Fortress on the northern side of the strait between the Gulf of Corinth and the Gulf of Patras. See a page on Castel di Romelia.
Castel-Rosso Very small island to the east of Rhodes, next to the mainland. Current Greek name: Kastelorizo. See a page on Castelrosso.
Castelli The Ottoman castles protecting the Dardanelli. See a page on the castle of Kale Sultanieh and a page on the castle of Kilitbahir.
Cataro Little port at the end of a very deep fjord in the coast of Montenegro. Current name: Kotor.
Catterina Cornara Caterina Cornaro, last Queen of Cyprus. See a page on her.
Cefalonia Large island in the Ionian Sea. See a page on its fortresses.
Cerigo Island between the coasts of Morea and Candia. Also known as Citera. Current Greek name: Kithira. See a page on the fortress of Cerigo.
Cerigoto Small island near Cerigo. Current Greek name: Antikithira.
ChielafÓ Kelefa, fortress near the town of Areopoli in Maina. See a page on the Fortresses of Maina.
Cipro Cyprus, major island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea.
Cismes Small port near Smirne, opposite the island of Scio. Current Turkish name: Cesme. See a page on Cismes.
Chisamo The most western port of Candia. Current Greek name: Kissamos or Kasteli. See a page on the fortress of Chisamo
Clemente XI Giovan Francesco Albani (1649-1721) Pope Clement XI (1700-21).
Climin˛ Kilini, port in the western coast of Morea. See the fortress of Castel Tornese which protected it.
Contrascarpa Slope of ditch in fortifications.
Corf¨ Name of an island and its main town located opposite the coasts of Epirus and Albania in the northern part of the Ionian Sea. Current name in Greek Kerkyra. See a page on the Fortress of Corf¨.
Corinto Corinth, ancient town in the northern part of Morea. See a page on the fortress of Corinto.
Corone Today Koroni, fortress at the south western tip of Morea. See a page on the fortress of Corone
Crimea Peninsula in the northern part of the Black Sea.
Culuri Salamina, island near Egina.
Curzolari Archipelago at the northern entrance of the Gulf of Patras. Current name: Oxia Islands
Dalmazia Dalmatia, the eastern coast and the islands of the Adriatic Sea opposite Central Italy, now part of the Republic of Croatia. See a section on this region.
Damasco Damascus, now capital of Syria; see a section on Basic Damascus
Dardanelli Dardanelles, long and narrow straits connecting the Aegean Sea with the Marmara Sea.
Divano Divan, name given to the Ottoman government
Dominante Reference to Venice or to the Venetian Senate
Don Giovanni d'Austria Don John of Austria (1545-78), natural son of Charles V
Dragomestre Dragomesti, village after which was named the gulf of the modern Greek town of Artakos.
Dulcigno Port in northern Albania, now in Montenegro. Current name: Ulcinj.
Durazzo Port of Central Albania
Egina Aegina, island between the coasts of Morea and those of Attica. See a page on Egina.
Emmanuello Manuel I (1123-80), Byzantine Emperor (1143-80)
Esamilo The six mile long narrowest point of the Isthmus of Corinth.
Famagosta Famagusta, main port of Cyprus. See a page on Famagosta.
Fan˛ Islet to the north of Corf¨. Current Greek name: Othoni.
Filippo Philip II, (1527-98) King of Spain (1556-98)
Fochies Port at the northern entrance of the Gulf of Smirne. Current Turkish name: Eski Foša. See a page on Fochies.
Gastuni Gastouni, town in the eastern part of Morea.
Giannina Ioanina, main town of Epirus.
Giovanni Cantacuzeno John VI Cantacuzene (1293-1383), Byzantine Emperor (1347-54).
Giovanni Comneno John II (1088-1143), Byzantine Emperor (1118-43)
Giovanni Visconte John Visconti (1290-1354) ruler of Milan (1249-54).
Girapetra Small port in the southern coast of Candia. Current Greek name Ierapetra. See a page on the fortress of Girapetra.
Grabuse Fortress on an islet at the western tip of Candia. Current Greek name: Gramvousa. See a page on the fortress of Grabuse.
Gran-Signore Reference to the Sultan.
Ibraim Ibrahim, Ottoman Sultan (1640-48)
Imbro Imbros, small island opposite the entrance of the Dardanelles. Current Turkish name: Gokšeada. See a page on fortress of Imbro.
Isacco Angelo Isaac II (1155-1204), Byzantine Emperor (1185-95 and 1203-04)
Istmo The Isthmus of Corinth, the narrow piece of land connecting Morea with the rest of Greece.
Istria Istria, peninsula at the north eastern corner of the Adriatic Sea. Now split between Slovenia and Croatia.
Joppe Jaffa, today Tel Aviv in Palestine
Larissa Town in Thessaly.
Lemno Limnos, isolated island in the northern part of the Aegean sea. It was also called Stalimene. See a page on Lemno.
Leondari Leondari, village in Arkadia, the central region of Morea.
Lepanto Port in the northern coast of the Gulf of Corinto. Current Greek name: Nafpaktos. See a page on the fortress of Lepanto.
Livadia Town in Beotia.
Maina In the southern part of Morea, the central peninsula ending with Capo Matapan. See a page on the Fortresses of Maina.
Malvasia Fortress and little port on the south eastern coast of Morea. Current Greek name: Monemvassia. See a page on Malvasia.
Marc'Antonio Colonna Marcantonio Colonna (1535-84), Duke of Paliano.
mari inferiori "Lower Seas" the Ionian Sea.
mari superiori "Upper Seas" the Aegean Sea.
Meemet Mehmet IV (1642-92), Ottoman Sultan (1648-87)
Megara Town in the Isthmus of Corinth.
Merlere Islet to the north of Corf¨. Current Greek name: Erikoussa.
Metelino Mitilini, large island next to the Asian coast of the Aegean Sea. See a page on the fortress of Metelino.
Michele Paleologo Michael Palaeologus (1224-82), restored in 1261 the Byzantine Empire and was named Emperor Michael VIII
Milo Milos, island of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. See a page on Milo.
Mirabello Small port on the southern part of Candia. Current Greek name Agios Nikolaos. See a page on the castle of Mirabello.
Missolongi Messolongi, town in the northern coast of the Gulf of Patras.
MistrÓ Byzantine town near Sparta in Morea. See a page on MistrÓ.
Modone Today Methoni, fortress at the south western tip of Morea. See a page on the fortress of Modone.
Montesanto A peninsula in the northern part of the Aegean Sea with Mount Athos.
Morea Large peninsula in the southern part of Greece.Today it is known by its ancient name, Peloponnese.
Napoli di Romania Port of Morea in the Gulf of Argos. Current Greek name: Nafplion. See a page on its fortresses.
Nasso Naxos, largest island of the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. See a page on Nasso.
Natolia Anatolia, the large peninsula which constitutes the Asian part of Turkey.
Natolic˛ Etolik˛, town in the northern coast of the Gulf of Patras.
Navarino Port in the Ionian coast of Morea. It is now known by its ancient name: Pilos. See a page on Navarino.
Negroponte Island next to the northern coast of Attica today known by its ancient name, Euboea. In some cases the reference is to the main town of the island today known as Chalký. See a page on the town of Negroponte and a page on the Venetian fortress of Castelrosso (in Negroponte)
Niceforo Nicephorus III, Byzantine Emperor 1077-81
Nicopoli Nikopolis, ancient Roman town founded by Augustus. See a page on the Walls of Nikopolis.
Nicosia Historical capital of Cyprus, currently split between Greeks (Nicosia) and Turks (Lefkosa). See a page on Nicosia.
Oltramarini Soldiers recruited "beyond the (Adriatic) sea", mainly in Schiavonia.
Otranto Italian port marking the separation between the Adriatic and the Ionian seas.
Paleocastro Small fortress at the eastern tip of Candia. See a page on Paleocastro.
Parenzo Port in Istria. Current Croatian name Poreš.
Paris Paros, island of the Cyclades. See a page on Paris.
PassavÓ Passavas, village near the port of Githio in southern Morea. See a page on the Fortresses of Maina.
Passarovvitz Passarowitz, German name of the Serbian town of Pozarevaš.
Patrasso Port in the northern coast of Morea. Current name: Patras. See a page on the fortress of Patrasso.
Paxo Paxi, small island to the south of Corf¨. See a page on Paxo.
Pera Port opposite Constantinople on the other side of the Golden Horn. Now a borough of Istanbul.
Re Pietro Peter of Lusignan, King of Cyprus.
Pio V Antonio Michele Ghislieri (1504-72), Pope Pius V (1566-72)
Porta The Sublime Porte, Turkish title of the Ottoman government.
Prevesa Preveza, port in the Ionian coast of continental Greece: see a page on the fortress of Preveza.
PsarÓ Islet to the west of Scio.
Retimo Port in the northern coast of Candia midway between Canea and the town of Candia. Current Greek name: Rethimno. See a page on the fortress of Retimo.
Rivellino Outwork of fortifications, with two faces forming salient angle.
Roberto Guiscardo Robert Guiscard (1015-85) Norman duke of Puglia and Calabria. He seized Corf¨ and Cefalonia, where he died in a village named after him, Fiskardo.
Rodi Rhodes, large island between the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. See pages on Rhodes and the Knights of Rhodes.
Ruggeri Roger II, (1095-1154). King of Sicily (1130-54)
Samo Samos, large island next to the Asian coast of the Aegean Sea.
Samotraci Samothraki, island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. See a page on its castle and an ancient shrine.
Santa Maura Island in the Ionian Sea, very close to the mainland. Current Greek name: Lefkadas. See a page on its fortress.
Sant'Irinni The island of the Cyclades closest to Candia. Current name: Thira or Santorini. See a page on Sant'Irinni.
Sapienze Small island opposite the port of Modone.
Sattalia Port on the Turkish coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Today a large touristic resort, known as Antalya. See a page on Sattalia.
Schiatt˛ Skiathos, small island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. See a page on Schiatto.
Schiavonia Name given to a region of Croatia next to Dalmazia
Scio Chios, large island next to the Asian coast of the Aegean Sea. See a page on Scio.
Scopia Skopje, now capital of the Former Jugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Selim Selim II, the Sot (1524-74), Ottoman Sultan (1566-74)
Seraschiere Chief commander of the Turkish Army.
Serraglio Palace of the Sultan in Constantinople.
Sette-Torri Fortress/prison in the walls of Constantinople. Turkish name: Yedikule. See a page on the walls of Constantinople.
Sidra Idra, island near the north eastern coast of Morea.
Sittia Small fortress on the north eastern coast of Candia. See a page on Sittia.
Smirne Large port and trading center on the Asian coast of the Aegean Sea. Current Turkish name Izmir. See a page on Roman Smyrna.
Solimano Suleiman I, the Magnificent (1494-1566), Ottoman Sultan (1520-66)
Spezie or Spezzia Spetse, island near the north eastern coast of Morea. See a page on Spezie.
Spinalonga Fortress on an islet in the Gulf of Mirabello. See a page on the fortress of Spinalonga.
Stalimene Isolated island in the northern part of the Aegean sea. It was also called Lemno (today Limnos). See a page on Lemno.
Standia Islet a few miles from the town of Candia. Current Greek name: Dia
S. Teodoro Fortress on an islet near Canea. See a page on the (lost) fortress of S. Teodoro.
Suda Souda, fortress on a little islet not far from Canea.
Tebe Thebes, ancient Greek town in Beotia.
Tenedo Small island next to the Asian coast of the Aegean Sea, near the ancient town of Troy. Current Turkish name Bozcaada. See a page on the fortress of Tenedo.
Tessalonica Large port in the northern coast of the Aegean Sea. Current Greek name Thessaloniki. See a page on its monuments.
Tine Tinos, small island located at the center of the Aegean Sea. See a page on the fortress of Tine.
Tiro Tyrus, port in southern Lebanon.
Trapani Port in the western tip of Sicily.
Tripolizza Tripoli, main town of Arkadia, the central region of Morea.
TricalÓ Trikala, town in Thessaly.
Uti possidetis Legal Latin formula meaning "what you have conquered, that you will retain".
Vallona Valona, port in southern Albania.
Valto District in western Greece named after mount Valtou.
Vinegia Venice
Volo Volos, port of Thessaly.
Vonizza Vonitsa, little port in a gulf of the Ionian coast of continental Greece: see a page on the fortress of Vonizza.
Xeromero Name of a district in Akarnania (near the modern town of Artakos).
Zante Island in the Ionian Sea, very close to the coast of Morea. Current Greek name: Zakyntos. See a page on the fortress of Zante.
Zara Important port of Dalmazia
Zermata or Zarnata Fortress near the village of Kambos, to the south of Kalamata. See a page on the Fortresses of Maina.
Zia Kea, the island of the Cyclades, closest to the mainland.
il Zonchio Name given by the Venetians to the bay of Navarino in the south western tip of Morea. Current Greek name: Pilos.

Introductory page on the Italian translation of Thomas Salmon's works
Libro Secondo contenente le cose avvenute fino alla fine del XV Secolo
Libro Terzo contenente le cose avvenute fino alla fine del XVI Secolo
Libro Quarto contenente le cose avvenute fino alla fine dell'anno 1660
Libro Quinto contenente le cose avvenute fino alla fine del Secolo XVII
Libro Sesto contenente le cose avvenute fino alla fine dell'anno 1753

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