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5. Of ETRURIA. Plutarch, in his Symposiac. s. Quaest. Convivial. (8.7, 8) introduces as one of the speakers Lucius, an Etruscan, and a disciple of Moderatus the Pythagorean, who flourished in the reign of the emperor Nero. Lucius asserted that Pythagoras himself was an Etruscan.

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