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is sketchily known as a result of c. 280 inscriptions primarily from Falerii that are generally fragmentary (Civita Castellana; after the destruction in 241 BC, Falerii Novi, modern S. Maria di Falleri). They begin around 650 BC (Old F.) with a few longer texts [2. no. 241-243], become more numerous from the 5th cent. onwards (Middle Faliscan; generally stereotypical except for [2. no. 244] foied vino pipafo/pafo, cra carefo = hodie vinum bibam, cras carebo). New Faliscan (from 240 BC onwards) shows a strong Latin influence. In the 2nd cent. BC the l…

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Meiser, Gerhard (Halle/Saale), “Faliscan”, 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 26 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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