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Re: CHAT: The Pythia (was: hi brethren)

From:BP Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Monday, March 27, 2000, 12:18
At 07:02 26.3.2000 +0100, Raymond Brown wrote:

>At 8:54 pm +0100 25/3/00, BP Jonsson wrote: > >At 06:56 25.3.2000 +0100, Raymond Brown wrote: > > > >>Apollo was an ancient god. His name is not of IE > >>origin; he was taken into the eventual Greek pantheon from a non-Greek > >>source, presumably one which existed in the Aegean area before the > >>pre-Greek IE speakers move there. > > > >We do have some evidence supporting his pre-Greek presence in the area: his > >un-Greek name in Etruscan -- _Apuru_ -- and the assertion of Roman writers > >that Apulia was named after him by the Etruscans. > >If this is so, then the hesitation between 'apur-' and 'apul-' are further >pointers to a non-IE origin and also to Apollo's being a pre-Greek god. >The Etruscans would've kept a form closer to the Greek if he'd been passed >to them from the Greeks themselves.
Precisely my point(s)! /BP "Doubt grows with knowledge" -Goethe