The Etruscan Cities and Rome

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Author: Howard Hayes Scullard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780801860720

Category: History

Page: 320

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"Scullard's command of scholarship and his ability to evaluate all types of evidence are combined with an exemplary clarity in language: this is an impressive and highly useful book... Scullard moves with controlled ease through details of archaeological evidence, the vague references of literary sources and bits of linguistic data."--Doris Taylor Bishop, "Classical World"In "The Etruscan Cities and Rome," Howard H. Scullard examines the cities of Etruria, the dominant power on the Italian peninsula just prior to the ascendancy of Rome. Though eventually conquered by the Romans, the Etruscans exerted enormous influence on Roman political and social institutions. Scullard describes the mysterious origins of these people, their years of conquest and expansion, and their encounters with Greeks, Romans, Celts, and others. Generously illustrated, the book admirably captures the distinct qualities of Etruria's various urban centers -- from the southern cities where art and handicrafts flourished, tothe metal-working northern cities, to the outlying Etruscan areas of Latium and Campania."Comprehensive, helpful, sensible and well aware of current discoveries and research... Professor Scullard, with the help of 120 good plates, has had the excellent idea of treating [the cities] not only as a group but also as a number of distinct idiosyncratic units. His views on the eternally discussed major questions are always prudent."-- "Times Literary Supplement""A description of each site is enhanced by a plan and by photographs of the major remains of buildings, finds, and works of art. Descriptions are correlated with available testimony of ancient writers. Thus the book is both a 'travelbook' and a history of the individual cities... The book's contribution lies in its synthesis of evidence from various sources and in the reconstruction of the development, status, and history of the individual cities."--Inez Sc

Tarquinia

an Etruscan city

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Author: Robert Leighton

Publisher: Duckbacks

ISBN: 9780715631621

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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Reveals the fascinating process of the city 's discovery and interpretation.

Etruscan Civilization

A Cultural History

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Author: Sybille Haynes

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892366002

Category: Art

Page: 432

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This comprehensive survey of Etruscan civilization, from its origin in the Villanovan Iron Age in the ninth century B.C. to its absorption by Rome in the first century B.C., combines well-known aspects of the Etruscan world with new discoveries and fresh insights into the role of women in Etruscan society. In addition, the Etruscans are contrasted to the Greeks, whom they often emulated, and to the Romans, who at once admired and disdained them. The result is a compelling and complete picture of a people and a culture. This in-depth examination of Etruria examines how differing access to mineral wealth, trade routes, and agricultural land led to distinct regional variations. Heavily illustrated with ancient Etruscan art and cultural objects, the text is organized both chronologically and thematically, interweaving archaeological evidence, analysis of social structure, descriptions of trade and burial customs, and an examination of pottery and works of art.

Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

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Author: University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology,Donald White,Lee Horne

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 9781931707381

Category: History

Page: 100

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A guide to the museum's collection of Etruscan and Roman materials offers information on the daily life, language, commerce, and burial customs of the Etruscans and Romans.

Caere

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Author: Nancy Thompson de Grummond,Lisa Pieraccini

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477308431

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The Etruscan city of Caere and eleven other Etruscan city-states were among the first urban centers in ancient Italy. Roman descriptions of Etruscan cities highlight their wealth, beauty, and formidable defenses. Although Caere left little written historical record outside of funerary inscriptions, its complex story can be deciphered by analyzing surviving material culture, including architecture, tomb paintings, temples, sanctuaries, and materials such as terracotta, bronze, gold, and amber found in Etruscan crafts. Studying Caere provides valuable insight not only into Etruscan history and culture but more broadly into urbanism and the development of urban centers across ancient Italy. Comprehensive in scope, Caere is the first English-language book dedicated to the study of its eponymous city. Collecting the work of an international team of scholars, it features chapters on a wide range of topics, such as Caere’s formation and history, economy, foreign relations, trade networks, art, funerary traditions, built environment, religion, daily life, and rediscovery. Extensively illustrated throughout, Caere presents new perspectives on and analysis of not just Etruscan civilization but also the city’s role in the wider pan-Mediterranean basin.

Etruria and Rome

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Author: R. A. L. Fell

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107687012

Category: History

Page: 192

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First published in 1924, this book examines the origins and growth of Etruscan power in Etruria and its gradual eclipse by the rise of Rome. Fell also assesses the Etruscan impact on Roman architecture and the condition of Etruria after the conquest of 264 BC. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Roman or Italian history.

Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia [3 volumes]

The Definitive Political, Social, and Military Encyclopedia

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Author: Sara E. Phang,Iain Spence Ph.D.,Douglas Kelly Ph.D.,Peter Londey Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610690206

Category: History

Page: 1421

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The complex role warfare played in ancient Greek and Roman civilizations is examined through coverage of key wars and battles; important leaders, armies, organizations, and weapons; and other noteworthy aspects of conflict. • Provides an up-to-date and comprehensive treatment of conflict in the ancient Greek and Roman worlds that relates warfare to society, politics, economy, and culture • Examines major wars and other key conflicts; important generals and leaders; and Greek and Roman political, military, social, and cultural institutions • Presents ancillary information, including maps and illustrations; a topically arranged bibliography; sourcebooks of primary sources in translation; and lists of the most interesting "sound bites" attributed to Greek and Roman leaders in ancient times

Cities and Economic Development

From the Dawn of History to the Present

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Author: Paul Bairoch,Christopher Braider

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226034669

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 574

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When and how were cities born? Does urbanization foster innovation and economic development? What was the level of urbanization in traditional societies? Did the Industrial Revolution facilitate urbanization? Has the growth of cities in the Third World been a handicap or an asset to economic development? In this revised translation of De Jéricho à Mexico, Paul Bairoch seeks the answers to these questions and provides a comprehensive study of the evolution of the city and its relation to economic life. Bairoch examines the development of cities from the dawn of urbanization (Jericho) to the explosive growth of the contemporary Third World city. In particular, he defines the roles of agriculture and industrialization in the rise of cities. "A hefty history, from the Neolithic onward. It's ambitious in scope and rich in subject, detailing urbanization and, of course, the links between cities and economies. Scholarly, accessible, and significant."—Newsday "This book offers a path-breaking synthesis of the vast literature on the history of urbanization."—John C. Brown, Journal of Economic Literature "One leaves this volume with the feeling of positions intelligently argued and related to the existing state of theory and knowledge. One also has the pleasure of reading a book unusually well-written. It will long both be a standard and stimulate new thought on the central issue of urban and economic growth."—Thomas A. Reiner, Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science

Etruscan Italy

Etruscan Influences on the Civilizations of Italy from Antiquity to the Modern Era

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Author: John Franklin Hall

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780842523349

Category: History

Page: 411

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Fourteen scholars provide an up-to-date overview of Etruscan history, culture, and politics in this illustrated and multidisciplinary analysis of the influence of Etruscan civilization on Italy.

The Etruscans

Art, Architecture, and History

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Author: Federica Borrelli,Maria Cristina Targia

Publisher: J Paul Getty Museum Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 143

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From these cities of the dead, dazzling evidence continues to emerge of a culture that was rich, multifaceted, open, and peaceful - a culture destined to merge with Rome after centuries of independence."--BOOK JACKET.

The Etruscans Outside Etruria

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Author: Paolo Bernardini,Giovannangelo Camporeale

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892367672

Category: History

Page: 314

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The influence of the Eastern and Greek worlds on Etruscan culture has been a subject of frequent study by archaeologists. The contribution that the Etruscan civilization made to other cultures has by contrast, received less attention. This volume seeks to redress this imbalance by tracing the Etruscans impact beyond Etruria. More specifically, it focuses on the panorama of their commerce and the Etruscan ideological and cultural initiatives that radiated from their native territory into other regions. Etruscan civilization spread across a surprisingly vast area, from ancient Italy out into the Mediterranean basin and continental Europe.

Divining the Etruscan World

The Brontoscopic Calendar and Religious Practice

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Author: Jean MacIntosh Turfa

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139536400

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar is a rare document of omens foretold by thunder. It long lay hidden, embedded in a Greek translation within a Byzantine treatise from the age of Justinian. The first complete English translation of the Brontoscopic Calendar, this book provides an understanding of Etruscan Iron Age society as revealed through the ancient text, especially the Etruscans' concerns regarding the environment, food, health and disease. Jean MacIntosh Turfa also analyzes the ancient Near Eastern sources of the Calendar and the subjects of its predictions, thereby creating a picture of the complexity of Etruscan society reaching back before the advent of writing and the recording of the calendar.

Etruscan Life and Afterlife

A Handbook of Etruscan Studies

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Author: Larissa Bonfante

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814318133

Category: History

Page: 289

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The lively ferment in Etruscan studies, generated in part by recent archaeological discoveries and fostered by new trends in interpretation, has produced a wealth of information about the people historians traditionally considered as inaccessible. Now, scholars are reconstructing a portrait of the wealthy, sophisticated Etruscans whose territory once extended from the Po River to the Bay of Naples. Unfortunately, the wider English-speaking public has had no single resource which synthesizes these new findings and interpretations about the Etruscans. In fact, some sources continue to propagate the traditional myth of the "enigmatic and isolated Etruscans." In response, the eminent Etruscan scholar Larissa Bonfante asked seven other internationally known classicists to join her in providing this "handbook" for the non-specialist as an authoritative and readable guide to the burgeoning Etruscan scholarship. As Bonfante explains in the introductory chapter, "The Etruscans provide an excellent opportunity of turning archaeology into history: this we tried to do, in our chapters, according to our individual directions. Nancy Thomson de Grummond traces the interest in and knowledge of the Etruscans from the earliest days. Mario Torelli provides an independent account of Etruscan history, based on monuments and sources. Jean MacIntosh Turfa belies the cliche of the Etruscans' traditional 'isolation' by surveying the material evidence for their trade with the Phoenicians, Greeks, and other neighbors in the Mediterranean. Marie-Françoise Briguet, Friedhelm Prayon, David Tripp, and I survey Etruscan art, architecture, coinage, and daily lives, respectively, Emeline Richardson contributes what she calls a 'primer' in the Etruscan language, a basic archaeological introduction to the Etruscan language, meant to help newcomers read the inscriptions on many of the monuments illustrated and to see these with the interdisciplinary approach so characteristic of, and necessary in, Etruscan studies." The book is profusely illustrated with over 300 photos and maps. Notes and bibliographic references lead to standard texts on the Etruscans and to the more specialized literature in the field. The result is a reliable and lively volume which brings readers into the mainstream of the latest Etruscan scholarship.

Etruscans (ENHANCED eBook)

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Author: Marilynn G. Barr

Publisher: Lorenz Educational Press

ISBN: 1429112328

Category:

Page: 48

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Ancient Civilizations Etruscans introduces students to an ancient civilization shrouded in mystery and its people, the Etruscans. Although, to date, no manuscripts have been discovered and scholars have had little success in translating the Etruscan alphabet, archaeological discoveries have uncovered a multitude of artifacts that offer insights into their daily lives.

The Etruscan Language

An Introduction, Revised Editon

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Author: Giuliano Bonfante,Larissa Bonfante

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719055409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 253

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This well-illustrated volume provides the best collection of Etruscan inscriptions and texts currently in print. A substantial archeological introduction sets language and inscriptions in their historical, geographical, and cultural context. The overview of Etruscan grammar, the glossary, and chapters on mythological figures all incorporate the latest innovative discoveries.

A Companion to the Etruscans

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Author: Sinclair Bell,Alexandra A. Carpino

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118352742

Category: History

Page: 528

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This new collection presents a rich selection of innovative scholarship on the Etruscans, a vibrant, independent people whose distinct civilization flourished in central Italy for most of the first millennium BCE and whose artistic, social and cultural traditions helped shape the ancient Mediterranean, European, and Classical worlds. Includes contributions from an international cast of both established and emerging scholars Offers fresh perspectives on Etruscan art and culture, including analysis of the most up-to-date research and archaeological discoveries Reassesses and evaluates traditional topics like architecture, wall painting, ceramics, and sculpture as well as new ones such as textile archaeology, while also addressing themes that have yet to be thoroughly investigated in the scholarship, such as the obesus etruscus, the function and use of jewelry at different life stages, Greek and Roman topoi about the Etruscans, the Etruscans’ reception of ponderation, and more Counters the claim that the Etruscans were culturally inferior to the Greeks and Romans by emphasizing fields where the Etruscans were either technological or artistic pioneers and by reframing similarities in style and iconography as examples of Etruscan agency and reception rather than as a deficit of local creativity

The Origins and Role of Same-Sex Relations in Human Societies

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Author: James Neill

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786452471

Category: Social Science

Page: 478

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"In this work, the author challenges what some call the "heterosexual myth," arguing that human sexuality is not as absolute as prevalent thought suggests. Drawing on historic and current data, the book instead argues that, historically, human sexuality has been ambiguous, and that very few humans are, by nature, exclusively homosexual or heterosexual"--Provided by publisher.