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date: 05 July 2020

religion, Etruscan 

The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
John RobertsJohn Roberts

Our information comes from archaeological evidence (reliefs, tomb paintings, statues, mirrors, altars, temples, funerary urns) and Etruscan inscriptions, esp. the ‘liturgical’ texts. Roman scholars produced at the end of the republic antiquarian treatises containing translations from Etruscan ritual books. The surviving fragments often show a curious mixture of Etruscan, Egyptian, and Chaldaean tenets. Of extant authors esp. important is ... ...

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