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Greek and Etruscan
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The Etruscan language, documented by over ten thousand inscriptions and about seventy glosses in Greek and Latin authors, demonstrates affinities with Greek that are significant, but not sufficient to establish a genetic kinship. Starting in the 8th c. BCE, the Etruscans had especially intense rel…

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Paolo Martino, “Greek and Etruscan”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, General Editor: Georgios K. Giannakis. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2214-448X_eagll_COM_00000152>
First published online: 2013

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