A Companion to the Etruscans by Sinclair Bell

By Sinclair Bell

This new assortment provides a wealthy choice of leading edge scholarship at the Etruscans, a colourful, self sustaining humans whose distinctive civilization flourished in important Italy for many of the 1st millennium BCE and whose inventive, social and cultural traditions assisted in shaping the traditional Mediterranean, ecu, and Classical worlds. comprises contributions from a global solid of either proven and rising students deals clean views on Etruscan artwork and tradition, together with research of the main updated learn and archaeological discoveries Reassesses and evaluates conventional themes like structure, wall portray, ceramics, and sculpture in addition to new ones equivalent to cloth archaeology, whereas additionally addressing topics that experience but to be completely investigated within the scholarship, corresponding to the obesus etruscus, the functionality and use of knickknack at varied existence phases, Greek and Roman topoi concerning the Etruscans, the Etruscans’ reception of ponderation, and extra Counters the declare that the Etruscans have been culturally not so good as the Greeks and Romans through emphasizing fields the place the Etruscans have been both technological or creative pioneers and through reframing similarities common and iconography as examples of Etruscan service provider and reception instead of as a deficit of neighborhood creativity

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Photo: © The Trustees of the British Museum. 12 Simon Stoddart and cuirass), sword, spear and other prestigious items. Typical examples include the AA1 grave at Quattro Fontanili in Veii, Tomb 871 at Grotta Gramiccia in Veii and the Tomb of the Warrior at Tarquinia (Babbi and Pelz 2013). The presence of weapons in graves can thus be interpreted in a substantially ideological framework, perhaps as a counter‐identity to that of the female. However, the broad trends, taken together with the presence of defended sites (see Chapter 5), can be taken as an indication of the presence and/or nature of warfare (Osgood, Monks, and Toms 2000; Harding 2007).

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Other metal forms do exist, including sickles, points, halberds, daggers, and pins. New forms such as swords and more sophisticated axes begin to appear towards the end of the phase. Metalwork was retained because of its intrinsic value and entered the Beginnings: Protovillanovan and Villanovan Etruria 5 archaeological record in greater quantity in deliberate deposits, such as hoards. Evidence for exchange, other than metalwork, was limited to some amber beads, probably from the Baltic, and glass beads, probably from the Aegean.

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