Saturday, February 9, 2013

Latin in the 6th century BC

Following up on the Etruscan Chimaera d'Arezzo, we note that it's the Etruscans whom Aeneas has to defeat in order to establish his people in Latium.

Here's a map offering a view of the chief languages of Italy in the Iron Age. Notice the relatively diminutive size of Latin.

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