Dilemmas studying Etruscans
By: Igor Pirnovar

Introduction

We Can Not Escape the Gravity Of Traditional Education

Etruscologists Lack the Knowledge Of Slavic Languages

Are Etruscans Incorrectly Branded Non-Indoeuropean ?

Can We Avoid the Traps Most Etruscologists Are Caught In


 

Introduction

Nigel Spivery starts his excellent book Etruscan Art with the following words: To mention the Etruscans at an ordinary social gathering is to court two predictable queries. The first will be: 'Do we know where they come from?' The second: Can anyone understand their language?'

What caught my interest was his answer to the above question, stating that Etruscan specialist (Etruscologists) can with certainty to either question answer affirmatively. While it is true we can gladly confirm his stand, it is rather disturbing how the so called Etruscologists go about explaining both of the items in question.

I've decided to publish my work here in order to shed some light on the topics about Etruscans, about their predecessors, their contemporaries, as well as, their descendants. After many years of studying the artifacts and their language, there is no doubt in my mind, we have with Etruscans much more in common than what Etruscologists would like us to believe.

 

We Can Not Escape the Gravity Of Traditional Education

 

Etruscologists Lack the Knowledge Of Slavic Languages

 

Are Etruscans Incorrectly Branded Non-Indoeuropean

 

Can We Avoid the Traps Most Etruscologists Are Caught In

 

 

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