Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History
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.
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BRONZE AGE ANTECEDENTS
EARLY ORIENTALIZING VASEPAINTING AT CERVETERI
THE ETRUSCAN DOUBLENAME SYSTEM
CHAPTER THREE TH E ARCHAIC PERIOD ABOUT 575480 B C
Archaic period aristocratic ash urns auloi B.C. Cast bronze B.C. Painted banqueting Bologna bucchero burial carved century B.C. Cast Cerveteri chamber tombs chiton Chiusi cippi cult deceased decorated divinity draped early Etruria Etruscan Etruscan cities Etrusco di Villa excavated female fibulae fifth figures flanked Florence fourth century fragments frieze front funerary goddess grave hair head Hellenistic helmet impasto incised inscribed inscriptions Late male mantle Marzabotto models monumental motifs Murlo Museo Archeologico Museo Etrusco necropolis nude Orvieto Perugia Poggio Civitate Populonia pottery probably Pyrgi rectangular relief represented Roman Rome roof sanctuary sarcophagi sarcophagus scenes sculpture second half seventh century B.C. side sixth century sixth century B.C. Southern Etruria standing statue statuettes stela stone Tarquinia temple terra-cotta Tomba tufa tumulus Tyrrhenian underworld vases Veii vessels Vetulonia Villa Giulia Villanovan Volterra votive Vulci wall wall-paintings warrior woman women wooden