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Etruscan
(545 words)

[German version]

A. Sources and Script

E. is known to us from roughly 9,000 texts from the period 700 BC to AD 10, as well as from c. 40 glosses. With the exception of a  liber linteus on the bindings on an Egyptian mummy, containing the fragment of a description of a ritual, all the texts are inscriptions: funerary, ownership, votive, gift and manufacturing inscriptions and annotations on paintings. Most come from Etruria itself, others from neighbouring regions, a sm…

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Rix, Helmut (Freiburg), “Etruscan”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 19 April 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e403380>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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