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Saeculum (Etruscan measure of time)

A saeculum is a length of time roughly equal to the potential lifetime of a person or, equivalently, of the complete renewal of a human population.[1] The term was first used by the Etruscans. Originally it meant the period of time from the moment that something happened (for example the founding of a city) until the point in time that all people who had lived at the first moment had died. At that point a new saeculum would start. According to legend, the gods had allotted a certain number of saecula to every people or civilization; the Etruscans themselves, for example, had been given ten saecula.[2]

Source: Saeculum – Wikipedia

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  1. Tim B.

    https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/saeculum#Latin

    “the amount of time between an occurrence and the death of the final person who was alive at, or witness to, that occurrence”

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