Etruscan, and other matters unrelated (66)

Tue, 7 Mar 89 19:13:42 EST

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 680. Tuesday, 7 Mar 1989.

(1) Date: Tue, 7 Mar 89 08:59:26 EST (18 lines)
From: Itamar Even-Zohar <B10@TAUNIVM>
Subject: Etruscan

(2) Date: Tue, 7 Mar 89 14:18:58 EST (28 lines)
From: (Charles Faulhaber)
Subject: Etruscan and other matters

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Date: Tue, 7 Mar 89 08:59:26 EST
From: Itamar Even-Zohar <B10@TAUNIVM>
Subject: Re: Queries (64)

About Richard Goerwitz's Etruscan query:

I don't know what poster Goerwitz has seen, but I guess
it was about the Etruscan-Phoenician golden plates found
in Pyrgi, and now kept at the Museum of Villa Giulia,
Rome. I believe material can be found in _Studi Etruschi_
(published in Florence). Etruscan is discussed by Pallottino
(various works), and the plates, to some extent, by Staccioli,
Romolo A. 1977. _Il "mistero" della lingua etrusca_ (Roma:Newton Compton).
Illustrations included. (The plates are called in Italian "i laminetti

Itamar Even-Zohar
Porter Institute.
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Date: Tue, 7 Mar 89 14:18:58 EST
From: (Charles Faulhaber)
Subject: Re: Queries (64)

Arrgh. As it happens I can answer all 3 of these.

(1) Richard Goerwitz is presumably inquiring about the
Etruscan materials which a non-HUMANIST is attempting
to decode as Plautine Latin. Contact:

Ben Blankenship
2675 Meadow Glen Drive
San Ramon, CA 94583

(2) There are a number of devices for projecting computer
displays via an overhead projector. The one I am familiar
with is Looking Glass (Chisholm, 910 Campisi Way, Campbell,
CA 95008, (408) 559-1111). Prices range from $1395 to
$2295 depending on capabilities.

(3) The Rutgers Inventory of Machine-Readable Texts is run
out of the Rutgers University Library. Contact Marianne
Gaunt (201) 932-7505. For the moment this is essentially
a bibliography, which is accessible in the U.S. via RLIN,
the Research Libraries Group Information Network. There
have been discussions concerning the possibility of turning
it into a text archive along the lines of Oxford, but so
far nothing concrete has been decided (to my knowledge).