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Wile E. Coyote


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The Romans are supposed to have attained their prowess at managing water supply from the Etruscans but the Etruscans are mysterious fellows.

The last person known to have been able to read Etruscan was according to ortho the Roman emperor Claudius (10 BC – AD 54), who interviewed a few locals (still speaking their dying language) and created a dictionary and a 20 volume "history"....both now unfortunately lost.
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Mick Harper
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Of course De Aquaeductu might have been written by a Charles Bertram in which case this a false trail.

Good spot. Hatty will be following this up if I've got anything to do with it. While you're at it (you not Hatty) you might see who was responsible for Vitruvius. The Etruscans are also supposed to be responsible for straight roads, at least in their towns. If you can find one.

PS It's a pity Claudius didn't give us a British dictionary while he was about it. It was a long wait for Doctor Johnson.
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