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Headword: Turrênia
Adler number: tau,1195
Translated headword: Tyrrhenia, Etruria, Tuscany
Vetting Status: high
A territory [of that name]. Also [sc. attested are] 'Tyrrhenians', [meaning] those called Tuscans.[1]
An expert man among them wrote a history: he said that the god who created everything granted 12,000 years to all his creatures, and distributed these to what are called the twelve houses.[2] In the 1st thousand years he made heaven and earth. In the 2nd he made this visible firmament, calling it heaven. In the 3rd [he made] the sea and all the waters on the earth. In the 4th [he made] the great lights, the sun and moon and the stars. In the 5th [he made] every living form of flying and creeping and four-footed animals, in the air and on the earth and in the waters. In the 6th [he made] mankind. It appears indeed that the first six thousand years passed by before the creation of man, but the human race persists for the remaining six thousand years. Thus the whole time until its completion is 12 thousand years.[3]
Greek Original:
Turrênia: chôra. kai Turrênoi hoi legomenoi Touskoi. historian de par' autois empeiros anêr sunegrapsato: ephê gar ton dêmiourgon tôn pantôn theon ib# chiliadas eniautôn tois pasin autou philotimêsasthai ktismasi, kai tautas diatheinai tois ib# legomenois oikois: kai têi men a# chiliadi poiêsai ton ouranon kai tên gên: têi de b# poiêsai to stereôma touto to phainomenon, kalesas auto ouranon, têi g# tên thalassan kai ta hudata ta en têi gêi panta, têi d# tous phôstêras tous megalous, hêlion kai selênên kai tous asteras, têi e# pasan psuchên peteinôn kai herpetôn kai tetrapoda, en tôi aeri kai en têi gêi kai tois hudasi, têi #2# ton anthrôpon. phainetai oun tas men prôtas hex chiliadas pro tês tou anthrôpou diaplaseôs parelêluthenai: tas de loipas hex chiliadas diamenein to genos tôn anthrôpôn. hôs einai ton panta chronon mechri tês sunteleias chiliadas ib#.
[1] cf. tau 837; and see generally OCD(4) s.v. Etruscans.
[2] Presumably 'houses' in the astrological sense (LSJ s.v. I.5.).
[3] This Etruscan 'expert' cannot be identified, and this material (not commented on by Adler) is unparalleled elsewhere. All that is clear is that the chronology is based on Genesis 1, with the equation of one divine day to a thousand earth-years (cf. Psalm 83:11 LXX).
Keywords: chronology; definition; geography; historiography; mythology; religion; zoology
Translated by: Catharine Roth on 6 November 2004@11:06:23.
Vetted by:
David Whitehead (augmented n.1; added a keyword; cosmetics) on 7 November 2004@04:46:40.
David Whitehead (expanded n.3; tweaks and cosmetics) on 2 May 2011@05:25:03.
David Whitehead on 16 January 2014@07:20:36.
David Whitehead on 5 August 2014@08:38:34.
David Whitehead (coding) on 29 May 2016@08:10:28.


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