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  • n. Plural form of Etrurian.


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  • Etrurians, which is now Capua, was taken by the Samnites; and was called

    The History of Rome, Books 01 to 08

  • "Of all the Italian nations, the Etrurians are the most closely tied to Rome, and the Umbrians just blindly follow the Etrurians.

    The Grass Crown

  • And withal it is to be remarked, that, conform to the doctrine of the ancient Etrurians, the manubes, for so did they call the darting hurls or slinging casts of the Vulcanian thunderbolts, did only appertain to her and to Jupiter her father capital.

    Five books of the lives, heroic deeds and sayings of Gargantua and his son Pantagruel

  • Etruria and Umbria prey upon him; he feels the trouble in both areas would die down the moment all Etrurians and Umbrians were given the vote.

    The Grass Crown

  • "The Etrurians and the Umbrians are a peculiar lot," said the Marsian Scato.

    The Grass Crown

  • "We must enlist the Etrurians and the Umbrians," said Mutilus.

    The Grass Crown

  • So please, Quintus Poppaedius, see what you can do to persuade the Etrurians and the Umbrians to cease complaining.

    The Grass Crown

  • The Etrurians and Umbrians came, luckily so truculent and overbearing that they irritated men they might otherwise have wooed, and were dispatched home again with a flea in the ear and scant sympathy from anyone.

    The Grass Crown

  • Augury -- that is, the art of divination by observing the behaviour of birds -- was extensively cultivated by the Etrurians and Romans. 32 It is still used, I believe, by the natives of Samoa.

    Bygone Beliefs

  • Etrurians, along with much else of their so-called science of augury.

    Bygone Beliefs


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