Last Spoken Etruscan
stevegus at aye.net
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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