The Emperor Claudiues, 48 CE

  • Claudius knew a good deal about Etruscan history. Among his many learned researches he had written a 20-volume study of the Etruscans, in Greek, as well as compiling an Etruscan dictionary.

SPQR, p. 114

To describe someone who has written a 20-volume study of the Etruscans as someone who “knew a good deal” about Etruscan history is . . .

Self will just go ahead and call it: the #understatementoftheyear

Stay tuned.

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