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The Etruscans lived in Etruria,
roughly today's Tuscany, Italy.
What Language Did the
The language of the Etruscans was
Etruscan, which became in Rome's days sort of what Latin is for
us today: Nobody spoke it but scholars and academics were studying
The Etruscans — Before
The Etruscan culture flourished from
around 700 BC until 200 BC. The culture of the people who inhabited
Tuscany before the Etruscans is called the Villanovan
culture. After 200 BC the Etruscan culture was absorbed by the
What Do We Know About
Lovers of archaeology are having a field
day with the Etruscans because no Etruscan literature survived.
Thus, all information about these people have to be patched together
from archaeological digs and references made by later Greek and
Roman writers, such as
What we do know is that the Etruscans
dominated the entire peninsula and influenced the Roman culture. For
instance, the Roman toga was actually Etruscan. And what we know as
the Roman numerals were in fact, you guessed it, Etruscan numerals.
Similar to the Greeks and the Romans,
the Etruscans had many gods, Tinia or Tin being the main god.
Animal sacrifice was practiced and
Etruscan professionals were able to read the future from the
animal's dead liver.
And here is Italy in 326 BC:
Italy and Vicinity - Territorial Control 326