Marco Fileta Filiuli
Son of the Mayor of the time Francesco Filiuli (1526) 1 , Marco was born in Campagna at the beginning of the 16th century. A well-known surgeon, he took his name from his uncle, who passed on not only his passion for archeology and antiques, but directed him towards his own cultural and religious path.
At a young age he entered the General Studio run by the friars of San Bartolomeo, located in the district of the same name, where later in the years he will become a professor of literature and philosophy 2 .
During his studies, he had a natural propensity for a patriotic vision, not only towards his beloved countryside, but also towards the whole nation, worried about the constant oppression that his people were forced to suffer due to the invasions and occupations of the peoples. foreigners. In 1533 he wrote to Alfonso II d'Este 3 inviting him to chase out the invaders, once he had succeeded to the throne, making himself a pioneer and authenticating the unitary sentiments of the nineteenth century until that period unknown to many and perhaps even to the Peninsula itself.
He was mainly remembered for the literary branch, his greatest passion. In fact, together with De Nigris , he was the proponent of the first printing house in the Principality of Citra where now rises Palazzo Tercasio , to which we owe so many works of absolute depth.
Another worthy work and testimony that Filiuli left us is the "famous" stone placed at the beginning of the "Roman Bridge" located in the square Warrior : it is said that in 1560 4 during his assiduous archaeological research throughout the territory, near the hamlet of Puglietta, he found this stone, a ruin of the former customs there used in the past by wayfarers and traders coming mainly from Puglia.
Said plaque today has become one of the characterizing symbols of the City and its dating is probably from the 1st century, bearing the following wording: “NAIVS SUCCESSUS AUGUSTALIS NUCERIAE MARCIA MARVAE CONIUGI ET SIBI CUM QVA VIXIT A.C. III ”. The epigraph attests the presence in the territory of temples dedicated to the Emperor Augustus being Naio Successo ( Naius Successus ) his officer and priest. From the stone, again, it is clear his stay in the area together with his wife Marcia.
Fileta Filiuli was a great peasant and his knowledge and dedication were decisive for the consolidation of Campagna in the South.
He entered the Kingdom of Heaven in the year 1570.
Text by Cristian Viglione.
Revisions: Francesco Pezzuti.
1. - Mayors of Campagna - Wikipedia.
2. - Valentino Izzo - Telling the Campaign ... Illustrious people. - VOL. P - p. 36 - Year 2005
3. - Valentino Izzo - Telling the Campaign ... Illustrious people. - VOL. P - p. 36 - Year 2005
4. - Valentino Izzo - Telling the Campaign ... Illustrious people. - VOL. P - p. 37 - Year 2005