petegray petegray at
Thu Apr 5 18:55:06 UTC 2001

> -- Is there any evidence as to when Etruscan ceased to be a spoken
> language? ....> do any Roman writers mention written
> Etruscan in the form of manuscripts or such?

The emperor Claudius (ruled 41 - 54 AD) wrote a grammar of Etruscan, which
has not survived.   When they finally get round to digging up the Latin wing
of the library in Caesar's father-in-law's palace at Herculaneum, a copy of
it might be found - or at least we can dream of it...


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