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Corelli's Mandolin Setting & Symbolism

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Cephallonia

A Greek island where most of the events of the novel take place. There is a high mountain in the center of the island, where goatherds have their goats.

Dr. Iannis' House

The home of the doctor on Cephallonia, it is a relatively large place with a walled yard.

Italy

The European country west of Greece. Under Benito Mussolini, Italy allied with Germany in World War II and invaded Greece to expand its territory.

Albania

A region north of Greece controlled by Italy prior to the invasion of Greece.

Acqui Division

The unit of the military in which Carlo and Corelli serve.

Corelli's Mandolin

The stringed instrument owned by Captain Corelli and left behind by him when he leaves Cephallonia. Corelli named his mandolin Antonia.

The Cachette

A secret room under the floor of Dr. Iannis' house where Corelli recovers from his wounds in secret and where...

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