The Etruscans, as everyone knows, were the people who occupied the middle of Italy in early Roman days and whom the Romans, in their usual neighborly fashion, wiped out entirely to make room for Rome with a very big R. They couldn't have wiped them all out, there were too many of them. But they did wipe out the Etruscan existence as a nation and a people. However, this seems to be the inevitable result of expansion with a big E, which is the sole raison d' ê tre for a people like the Romans.

D. H. Lawrencef861

For reasons that will become clear later, I have been perusing Etruscan glossaries. The one I have in front of me is typical of the genre. It is given as an appendix to The Etruscan Language; An Introduction2by Giuliano Bonfante and his daughter Larissa Bonfante. The senior Bonfante, who died in 2005 at the age of 100, was a professor of linguistics at the University of Turin, while Larissa Bonfante is a professor of classics at New York University. Both are well known in the...


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