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The Mysterious Etruscan Language

Written by Edward Whelan, Contributing Writer, Classical Wisdom The Etruscan civilization was a crucial influence on the development of the Romans. For example, they influenced their social practices such as the Triumph and Gladiators and even their religion. The Etruscan language was also an influence on the development of Latin. However, we are still not

The Mystery of the Etruscans

By Benjamin Welton “Etruria is the originator and mother of all superstition.” This was stated by Arnobius the Elder, a Christian apologist living during the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian, who was a great persecutor of Christianity. By “superstition” he meant the Etruscan religion, which, along with Greek, was the primary influence on Roman