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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

The Beginnings of Rome

Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000–264 BC)

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Author: Tim Cornell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136754954

Category: History

Page: 528

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Using the results of archaeological techniques, and examining methodological debates, Tim Cornell provides a lucid and authoritative account of the rise of Rome. The Beginnings of Rome offers insight on major issues such as: Rome’s relations with the Etruscans the conflict between patricians and plebeians the causes of Roman imperialism the growth of slave-based economy. Answering the need for raising acute questions and providing an analysis of the many different kinds of archaeological evidence with literary sources, this is the most comprehensive study of the subject available, and is essential reading for students of Roman history.

The land of the Etruscans

from prehistory to the Middle Ages

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Author: Salvatore Settis,Marisa Bonamici

Publisher: Scala Publishers

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 95

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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

A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Christopher Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199547912

Category: History

Page: 148

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"Between c. 900-400 BC the Etruscans were the innovative, powerful, wealthy, and sophisticated elite of Italy. Their archaeological record is both substantial and fascinating, including tomb paintings, sculpture, jewellery, and art."

The Roman World

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Author: J. S. Wacher

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415263153

Category: History

Page: 872

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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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This groundbreaking work draws on a vast range of research into human sexuality to demonstrate that homosexuality is not a phenomenon limited to a small minority of society, but is an aspect of a complex sexual harmony that the human race inherited from its animal ancestors. Through a survey of the patterns of sexual expression found among animals and among societies around the world, and an examination of the functional role homosexual behavior has played among animal species and human societies alike, the author arrives at some provocative conclusions: that a homosexual or bisexual phase is a normal part of sexual development, that same-sex relations play an important balancing role in regulating human reproduction, that many societies have institutionalized homosexual traditions in the past, and that the harsh condemnation of homosexuality in Western society is a relatively recent phenomenon, unique among world societies throughout history. This well researched and meticulously documented book is the first that integrates into a coherent picture the startling revelations about human sexuality coming from the recent work of sexual researchers, psychologists, anthropologists and historians. The view that emerges, of an ambisexual human species whose complex sexual harmony is being thwarted by the imposition of an artificial understanding of nature, represents a new way of thinking about sex.

The Etruscans

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Author: David Randall-MacIver

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787204804

Category: History

Page: 99

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In 1921, author David Randall-MacIver moved to Rome in order to focus on Italian archaeology, the result of which is this is this fascinating and detailed study of the history of the Etruscans, first published in 1927. The Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to a powerful, wealthy and refined civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Lazio. As distinguished by its unique language, this civilization endured from before the time of the earliest Etruscan inscriptions (c. 700 BC) until its assimilation into the Roman Republic, beginning in the late 4th century BC with the Roman-Etruscan Wars. Culture that is identifiably Etruscan developed in Italy after about 800 BC, approximately over the range of the preceding Iron Age Villanovan culture. The latter gave way in the 7th century to a culture that was influenced by ancient Greece, Magna Graecia, and Phoenicia. At its maximum extent, during the foundational period of Rome and the Roman Kingdom, Etruscan civilization flourished in three confederacies of cities: of Etruria, of the Po Valley with the eastern Alps, and of Latium and Campania. The decline was gradual, but by 500 BC the political destiny of Italy had passed out of Etruscan hands. The last Etruscan cities were formally absorbed by Rome around 100 BC. Although the Etruscans developed a system of writing, their language remains only partly understood, and only a handful of texts of any length survive, making modern understanding of their society and culture heavily dependent on much later and generally disapproving Roman sources. The Etruscan elite grew very rich through trade with the Celtic world to the north and the Greeks to the south, and filled their large family tombs with imported luxuries. Archaic Greece had a huge influence on their art and architecture, and Greek mythology was evidently very familiar to them.