Last Spoken Etruscan

Steve Gustafson stevegus at
Tue Apr 10 00:47:53 UTC 2001

David L. White wrote:

>         I have read that the Emperor Claudius was one of the last to speak
> it, which would put it's death as a spoken language not far from the last
> inscriptions, if I am remembering correctly.

I remember reading that the emperor Julian had somebody performing magical
rites for him in Etruscan.  Then again, I suspect that Julian's enterprise
was plagued by more than the usual assortment of grifters.

Ecce domina quae fidet omne micans aureum esse, et scalam in caelos emit.

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