1Sebastian:Saint (death date: ?288), Roman, RELIGION: martyr, RELIGION: saint)Saint.died ?288ad, Christian martyr. According to tradition, he was first shot with arrows and then beaten to death. Feast day: Jan. 20.
2Mitylene:an island of eastern Greece in the eastern Aegean Sea; in antiquity it was famous for lyric poetry.
3Isabella:Isabella, or the Pot of Basil(1818) is a narrative poem byJohn Keatsadapted from a story in Boccaccio'sDecameron(IV, 5). It tells the tale of a young woman whose family intends
to marry her to "some high noble and his olive trees", but who falls for Lorenzo, one of her brothers' employees. When the brothers learn of this they murder Lorenzo and bury his body. His ghost informs Isabella in a dream. She exhumes the body and buries the head in a pot ofbasilwhich she tends obsessively, while pining away.