In an Italian Town, Dreams of Freedom On a Princely Scale


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"The mayor of Filettino [Luca Sallari] has loftier aspirations: He wants his town in the hills east of Rome — population 598 — to become an independent state under a monarch." ~ Luca Sallari, the current mayor of Filettino

Gee, I wonder who the first "monarch" would be?

“It’s everyone’s dream to be a prince.” ~ Luca Sallari

And, who, exactly, would be a "prince", "in a state under a monarch"?

MONARCHY, n. [Gr. See Monarch.] 1. A state or government in which the supreme power is lodged in the hands of a single person. ~ Webster's 1828 American Dictionary of the English Language

PRINCE, n. prins. [L. princeps.] 1. In a general sense, a sovereign; the chief and independent ruler of a nation or state. Thus when we speak of the princes of Europe, we include emperors and kings. (Ibid.)