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Tyrrheni
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(Τυρρηνοί/Tyrrhēnoí, Ionian and Old Attic Τυρσηνοί/Tyrs ēnoí cf. Lat. Tyrrheni). Greek name for the Etruscans (Etrusci), used not only of that people in Italy, but also of peoples of the east, occasionally also identified with the Pelasgi (cf. Hes. Theog. 1011-1016; Hecat. FGrH 1 F 59; H. Hom. 7,8; Soph. fr. 270 Radt; Hellanicus FGrH 4 F 4; Thuc. 4,109,4; Philochorus FGrH 328 F 100).

Loci classici for the issue of the origins of the Etruscans are Hdt. 1,57; 1,94 and Dion. Hal. Ant. Rom. 1,25-30. Herodotus believes the first Etruscans to ha…

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GI.MAR., “Tyrrheni”, 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 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1574-9347_bnp_e1223840>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510



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