- Later sources have allowed us to reconstruct different nested scales of Etruscan time. This reconstruction suggests that the day ran from midday to midday and was grouped into weeks of eight days. Eight months (velcitna, capre, ampile, acle, turane, hermina, celie, and cezpre) were grouped into a year. The years were in turn grouped into historical saecula, linking real time to cosmological time. A good illustration of this is the Francois tomb of Vulci, which depicts three interrelated scales of the time grading from actual time to mythological time: the tensions of the political present, the historical struggles between Vulci and Tarquinia, and mythological representations of time seen through the slaughter of Trojan prisoners.See also SATRES.
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. Simon K. F. Stoddart.
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