Rosalind Burgundy's Etruscan Historic Fiction

Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman, Historical Novel by Rosalind BurgundyHistory repeats itself…

Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman

Rosalind Burgundy writes Etruscan historical fiction. Her heroine, Scribe Larthia, in Odyssey of an Etruscan Noblewoman, was on a sea journey, parts of which were off the same Tuscan coast where the ill-fated cruise ship Concordia flipped on its side near the island of Giglio on Friday, January 13, 2012.

In recent years, underwater archeologists brought up Etruscan artifacts from the Tyrrhenian Sea, circa 600 B.C.E., that are displayed at Florence's Archeological Museum's Giglio room (a warrior's helmet, amphorae, etc.). These finds inspired Rosalind to set this following scene for Heroine Larthia, in exile on an Etruscan merchant ship:

 “…How dazed I was on those first mercilessly long, disembodied days!  Four days both ships rode on the Great Sea, four nights anchored in sheltered coves on land, heading to the most northerly reaches of Etruria. Not drifting out of land's view, the merchant ship navigated the coastal waters…”
From Chapter 19: Outcasts

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