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The Labarum
  The Labarum of the Italian Regency of Carnaro, based on a sketch by Gabriele D’Annunzio, and designed and perfected by Adolfo De Carolis, was exhibited in Fiume on occasion of the presentation of the Charter of Carnaro. The background of the flag is dark red, with the Italian and Fiume tricolour flags in the external third. The other two thirds are occupied by the emblem: an Ouroboros inside which are seven seven-point steel stars representing the Orsa Maggiore constellation. The cartouche bears the words “QUIS CONTRA NOS?”, which is part of the motto: “Si Spiritus pro nobis / quis contra nos?”, inspired by a phrase from the Epistle of St. Paul to the Romans.

The Ouroboros (Greek Ουροβόρος, from ουροβόρος όφις "tail-devouring snake") is an ancient symbol depicting a serpent or dragon swallowing its own tail and forming a circle.
The Ouroboros often represents self-reflexivity or cyclicality, especially in the sense of something constantly re-creating itself, the eternal return, and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. It can also represent the idea of primordial unity related to something existing in or persisting from the beginning with such force or qualities it cannot be extinguished. The Ouroboros is often associated with Gnosticism, and Hermeticism.



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Free Love and Artificial Paradises [HTML]
The “Desperados” [HTML]
International acknowledgement [HTML]
Pirate Economy [HTML]
Publishing [HTML]
The Charter of Carnaro [HTML]
The Labarum [HTML]
The League of Fiume [HTML]
Bloody Christmas [HTML]
Protagonists [HTML]