Phoenician nationalities, and of Italic tribes whose native tongue was related to Latin, for instance, Umbrian and Oscan.
Professor Grandgent presents a fascinating account of the early development of the Italian language which will be of particular interest to linguists and medievalists.
Charles Hall Grandgent was a professor at Harvard from 1896 to 1932. He was highly regarded as a Romance linguist and authorityon Dante. He was also a leading expert on American English dialects.