Black Buttocks

Quiz question #4 was about Casanova’s dog. Thanks to a tip from Adriano in Rome, I learned that the dog’s name comes from the Greek, meaning “black buttocks.” I guess now we have an idea of what the dog looked like! I wonder if the cat had a black bottom too?

Keep sending your answers to the quiz! You have another week to send in your entries before the contest closes–and so far there’s not too much competition for the free book prize!

All quiz answers can be found in Seductive Venice: In Casanova’s Footsteps. Many answers have also appeared in previous blog posts or can be found in the Wikipedia entry on Casanova–written by the aforementioned Adriano!

Photo of the collapsed Campanile in 1902. I don’t see the cat.



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1 Response to Black Buttocks

  1. Nancy Schwalen says:

    The translation of the name creates so many images in my mind. What fun.

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