Venetia the praiseworthy, touches on the south Ravenna and the Po,
while on the east it enjoys the delightsomeness of the Ionian shore,
where the alternating tide now discovers and now conceals the face of the fields by the ebb and flow of its inundation.
Here have you fixed your home.
He who was just now on the mainland finds himself on an island,
so that you might fancy yourself in the Cyclades,
from the sudden alterations in the appearance of the shore.
'Like them there are seen amid the wide expanse of the waters your scattered homes, not the product of Nature, but cemented by the care of man into a firm foundation.
Written shortly after Sept. 1, 537, by MAGNUS AURELIUS CASSIODORUS
The text is an edited extract from "The Letters of Cassiodorus:
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