Parallelism at Pyrgi: a stylistic feature of the estruscan text

H. Mac l. Currie

pp. 189-190


In 1964 the discovery was announced of inscriptions in Punk and Etruscan at Santa-Severa (Pyrgi), showing the king or chief magistrate at Caere dedicating at the beginning of the fifth century a tempie or shrine to the Punic goddess Astarte. Lines 8-13 of the first Etruscan lamina d’oro present an interesting pattern or disposition, as was pointed out by Massimo Pallottino. In them fourteen words are grouped in two parallel sequences:

ilacve tuierase nac ci avil χurvar teśiameitale
ilacve alśase nac atranes zilacal seleitala acnaśvers […]

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