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Notes on today's comic:

  • My Etruscan language skills are minimal (well, aren't everyone's?), and my reference books on the language are trapped in a box somewhere, I'm not even sure in which state.
  • Etruscan and Samnian were the Cornish and Welsh of Rome, losing native speakers to aggressive Latinisation. Herculaneum and Pompeii were major strongholds of Samnian culture (the "Samnite House" in Herculaneum has graffiti in the language). But within a generation, there would be no more native speakers of Etruscan. Today much of what we know of the language comes from funerary inscriptions.
  • The "Sabine women" of early Roman history were Samnites.
  • If anything else in the girls' conversation seems unclear, perhaps the second half of the conversation will clarify.

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