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Five Texts in Etruscan

Jones, Ilse Nesbitt (ed./transl.)

Five Texts in Etruscan

Early Gothic Language of Tyrrhenians and Ancient Jutes
Edited and Translated by Ilse Nesbitt Jones

Series: American University Studies - Volume 35

Year of Publication: 2002

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2002. 146 pp., ill.
ISBN 978-0-8204-4025-5 hardback  (Hardcover)

Weight: 0.340 kg, 0.750 lbs

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Book synopsis

The mystery of what language Etruscan originated from is solved in the translation of five texts. Etruscan is revealed to be an early Gothic language, a partial forerunner of English through the language of the Jutes. A recipe and text containing genealogical information might be of particular interest to readers. The longest text, which had been wrapped around a mummy, rather than being, as formerly thought, a ritual, recounts the process used to produce continuation of the personal living appearance, the aim of Egyptian mummification.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Editor and Translator: Ilse Nesbitt Jones is a Phi Beta Kappa alumna of the University of Kansas with an M.A. from the University of Tulsa. Her thesis dealt with dialect in Oklahoma in the plays of Lynn Riggs, whose Green Grow the Lilacs was the basis for the Broadway musical, Oklahoma! She has been involved with Etruscan translation more than twenty-five years.


American University Studies: Series 19, General Literature. Vol. 35