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This is one of the best markets in the city with many historical roots! You can really find anything here and more and more vendors are coming every year with new foods, fruits, veggies, art and practically anything! I went food shopping there and it was so fun to chat with all of the farmers and hear about where the food was from :)

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greek_ggirl

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This is one of the best markets in the city with many historical roots! You can really find anything here and more and more vendors are coming every year with new foods, fruits, veggies, art and practically anything! I went food shopping there and it was so fun to chat with all of the farmers and hear about where the food was from :)

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I love traditional markets!! I would love to visit one day and check out all of the fresh produce
 

k_tsoukalas

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Thanks for the information! This looks like a great place.
 

amygdalE

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This is one of the best markets in the city with many historical roots! You can really find anything here and more and more vendors are coming every year with new foods, fruits, veggies, art and practically anything! I went food shopping there and it was so fun to chat with all of the farmers and hear about where the food was from :)

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This is one of the best markets in the city with many historical roots! You can really find anything here and more and more vendors are coming every year with new foods, fruits, veggies, art and practically anything! I went food shopping there and it was so fun to chat with all of the farmers and hear about where the food was from :)

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I am too old to travel and to enjoy the benefits pointed out by WG, so I do some navigating on the internet. The word "Modiano" caught my eye since I knew it as the name of an Italian publisher of Tarocchi [tarot playing cards], which I researched some years ago. // I have been attracted to Thessaly [ Thessalia or Pet-thalia] since I read Plato' "Cratylus", in which he searched for the meaning of "ApollOn", the name of the ancient god. In the process, he mentioned that this god is called Haplos in Thessaly. Believe it or not, I was in the process of exploring the source of an Etruscan [Italic] god called Aplu, after whom the Romans named a month, namely April. Aplu had statues and temples north of Rome. My etymology:
aprilis (mons/month) < apr-ilis < apru-ilis, the latter component being a Latin adjective-maker < aplu+ilis. Hence, April [directly from the Old French Aprille] means "Apollo's Month or "the Apollonian Month". I also found the meaning of the god's Ionian name.
 
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greek_ggirl

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I am too old to travel and to enjoy the benefits pointed out by WG, so I do some navigating on the internet. The word "Modiano" caught my eye since I knew it as the name of an Italian publisher of Tarocchi [tarot playing cards], which I researched some years ago. // I have been attracted to Thessaly [ Thessalia or Pet-thalia] since I read Plato' "Cratylus", in which he searched for the meaning of "ApollOn", the name of the ancient god. In the process, he mentioned that this god is called Haplos in Thessaly. Believe it or not, I was in the process of exploring the source of an Etruscan [Italic] god called Aplu, after whom the Romans named a month, namely April. Aplu had statues and temples north of Rome. My etymology:
aprilis (mons/month) < apr-ilis < apru-ilis, the latter component being a Latin adjective-maker < aplu+ilis. Hence, April [directly from the Old French Aprille] means "Apollo's Month or "the Apollonian Month". I also found the meaning of the god's Ionian name.
Good point, I didn't realize that Modian isn't a traditionally "Greek" name until you pointed it out
 

ladytina

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I am too old to travel and to enjoy the benefits pointed out by WG, so I do some navigating on the internet. The word "Modiano" caught my eye since I knew it as the name of an Italian publisher of Tarocchi [tarot playing cards], which I researched some years ago. // I have been attracted to Thessaly [ Thessalia or Pet-thalia] since I read Plato' "Cratylus", in which he searched for the meaning of "ApollOn", the name of the ancient god. In the process, he mentioned that this god is called Haplos in Thessaly. Believe it or not, I was in the process of exploring the source of an Etruscan [Italic] god called Aplu, after whom the Romans named a month, namely April. Aplu had statues and temples north of Rome. My etymology:
aprilis (mons/month) < apr-ilis < apru-ilis, the latter component being a Latin adjective-maker < aplu+ilis. Hence, April [directly from the Old French Aprille] means "Apollo's Month or "the Apollonian Month". I also found the meaning of the god's Ionian name.
Not just tarot, but playing cards. Company even has a wikipedia page:


I wonder how the market came to be named Modiano!? Anyone know?
 

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