Download or read book The Etruscan Language written by Isaac Taylor and published by . This book was released on 1876 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Etruscan World written by Jean MacIntosh Turfa and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-11-13 with total page 1216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Etruscans can be shown to have made significant, and in some cases perhaps the first, technical advances in the central and northern Mediterranean. To the Etruscan people we can attribute such developments as the tie-beam truss in large wooden structures, surveying and engineering drainage and water tunnels, the development of the foresail for fast long-distance sailing vessels, fine techniques of metal production and other pyrotechnology, post-mortem C-sections in medicine, and more. In art, many technical and iconographic developments, although they certainly happened first in Greece or the Near East, are first seen in extant Etruscan works, preserved in the lavish tombs and goods of Etruscan aristocrats. These include early portraiture, the first full-length painted portrait, the first perspective view of a human figure in monumental art, specialized techniques of bronze-casting, and reduction-fired pottery (the bucchero phenomenon). Etruscan contacts, through trade, treaty and intermarriage, linked their culture with Sardinia, Corsica and Sicily, with the Italic tribes of the peninsula, and with the Near Eastern kingdoms, Greece and the Greek colonial world, Iberia, Gaul and the Punic network of North Africa, and influenced the cultures of northern Europe. In the past fifteen years striking advances have been made in scholarship and research techniques for Etruscan Studies. Archaeological and scientific discoveries have changed our picture of the Etruscans and furnished us with new, specialized information. Thanks to the work of dozens of international scholars, it is now possible to discuss topics of interest that could never before be researched, such as Etruscan mining and metallurgy, textile production, foods and agriculture. In this volume, over 60 experts provide insights into all these aspects of Etruscan culture, and more, with many contributions available in English for the first time to allow the reader access to research that may not otherwise be available to them. Lavishly illustrated, The Etruscan World brings to life the culture and material past of the Etruscans and highlights key points of development in research, making it essential reading for researchers, academics and students of this fascinating civilization.
- Author : Jean MacIntosh Turfa
- Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
- Release : 2011-01-01
- ISBN : 1934536253
- Pages : 816 pages
Download or read book Catalogue of the Etruscan Gallery of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology written by Jean MacIntosh Turfa and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2011-01-01 with total page 816 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combining a guide for the Museum visitor with scholarly discussions of all objects on display, this catalogue provides background on the society, history, technology, and commerce of the Etruscan and Faliscan cultures from the ninth through the first centuries B.C. Several groups of material illustrate social, historical, and technological phenomena currently at the forefront of scholarly debate and study, such as the crucial period of the turnover from Iron Age hut villages to the fully urbanized princely Etruscan cities, the development and extent of ancient literacy, and the position of women and children in ancient societies. Many special objects seldom found or generally inaccessible in the United States include Faliscan tomb groups, Etruscan inscriptions, helmets, and trade goods. The catalogue presents and analyzes objects of warfare, weaving, animals, religious beliefs, architectural and terracotta roofing ornaments, Etruscan bronze-working for utensils, weapons, and artwork, and fine, generic portraiture. It discusses the symbolic meaning of such objects deposited in tombs as a chariot buried with a Faliscan lady at Narce, a senator's folding stool buried in a later tomb at Chiusi, and a pair of horse bits with the teeth of a chariot team still adhering to them where the teeth fell when sacrificed for a funeral in the fifth-century necropolis at Tarquinia—much later than the horse sacrifice was previously known in Etruria.
Download or read book The Etruscan Connection written by Dick Rosano and published by Next Chapter. This book was released on 2022-01-24 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After a distinguished scientist dies under suspicious circumstances at an archaeological dig in Tuscany, Darren Priest and Alana Weber are called in to investigate. They discover that the now-deceased scientist's work was focused on Italy's earliest history, and the possible connection to the mysterious Etruscan people. Ancient coins found at the site point to the Lydian Kingdom of Turkey, but also to nefarious activities, the Curse of Croesus, and the possibility that the origins of Roman Empire would have to be called to question. Soon, the two realize that the findings at the site could threaten the very fabric of modern-day humanity. As a Pandora's box of secrets, foreign intrigue and revenge opens, can Priest and Weber find out what happened at the dig?
- Author : University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
- Publisher : UPenn Museum of Archaeology
- Release : 2002
- ISBN : 9781931707374
- Pages : 124 pages
Download or read book Guide to the Etruscan and Roman Worlds at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology written by University of Pennsylvania. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology and published by UPenn Museum of Archaeology. This book was released on 2002 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Download or read book Warfare in the Roman Republic From the Etruscan Wars to the Battle of Actium written by Lee L. Brice and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-04-21 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This easy-to-use reference book covers the most important people, places, events, and technologies of Roman warfare during the republic (400–31 BCE), providing a wealth of reference material and invaluable primary source documents. • Connects the constant change of the Roman Army adapting to new enemies and demands to the ongoing political and social changes in Rome itself • Provides an easy-to-use, ready reference on Roman warfare during the Republic based on the most recent research • Includes primary source documents that provide valuable information and encourage readers to apply their critical thinking skills • Offers multiple topic finders that make it easy for readers to find the information they are looking for and follow connections within the material
Download or read book Sources of the Etruscan and Basque Languages written by Robert Ellis and published by . This book was released on 1886 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Etruria and the Origins of the Etruscans written by Giovanni Caselli and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2022-07-21 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is a contribution to Etruscan archaeology stemming from the belief that, because of the lack of written records, the historian and the archaeologist must step in to become shrewd detectives and inspect the scene of the crime to obtain evidence of the facts. It looks minutely at the material evidence on the ground during the day and at night, displaying graphically the evidence and showing the reader the resulting facts and possible new interpretations. Breaking the bounds of common place perceptions, it presents an entirely fresh image of Etruria that has been overlooked, one deeply rooted in the land and natural environment.
Download or read book The Armenian Origin of the Etruscans written by Robert Ellis and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2022-06-03 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reprint of the original, first published in 1861.
Download or read book A Short History of the Etruscans written by Corinna Riva and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2020-12-10 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Of all civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean, it is perhaps the Etruscans who hold the greatest allure. This is fundamentally because, unlike their Greek and Latin neighbours, the Etruscans left no textual sources to posterity. The only direct evidence for studying them and for understanding their culture is the archaeological, and to a much lesser extent, epigraphic record. The Etruscans must therefore be approached as if they were a prehistoric people; and the enormous wealth of Etruscan visual and material culture must speak for them. Yet they offer glimpses, in the record left by Greek and Roman authors, that they were literate and far from primordial: indeed, that their written histories were greatly admired by the Romans themselves. Applying fresh archaeological discoveries and new insights, A Short History of the Etruscans engagingly conducts the reader through the birth, growth and demise of this fascinating and enigmatic ancient people, whose nemesis was the growing power of Rome. Exploring the 'discovery' of the Etruscans from the Renaissance onwards, Corinna Riva discusses the mysterious Etruscan language, which long remained wholly indecipherable; the Etruscan landscape; the 6th-century growth of Etruscan cities and Mediterranean trade. Close attention is also paid to religion and ritual; sanctuaries and monumental grave sites; and the fatal incorporation of Etruria into Rome's political orbit.
Download or read book Etruscan Myth Sacred History and Legend written by Nancy Thomson de Grummond and published by UPenn Museum of Archaeology. This book was released on 2006-12-07 with total page 294 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "all relevant illustrations from the book, arranged in alphabetical order according to mythological character. To increase the usefulness of the [CD-ROM], supplementary images not in the book have been added[.]"--P. xv.
Download or read book The Etruscans A Very Short Introduction written by Christopher Smith and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2014-05-29 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From around 900 to 400 BC, the Etruscans were the most innovative, powerful, wealthy, and creative people in Italy. Their archaeological record is both substantial and fascinating, including tomb paintings, sculpture, jewellery, and art. In this Very Short Introduction, Christopher Smith explores Etruscan history, culture, language, and customs. Examining the controversial debates about their origins, he explores how they once lived, placing this within the geographical, economic, and political context of the time. Smith concludes by demonstrating how the Etruscans have been studied and perceived throughout the ages, and the impact this has had on our understanding of their place in history. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Download or read book The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry written by Marshall J. Becker and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-02-17 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry offers a study of the construction and use of gold dental appliances in ancient Etruscan culture, and their place within the framework of a general history of dentistry, with special emphasis on appliances, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Egypt to modern Europe and the Americas. Included are many of the ancient literary sources that refer to dentistry - or the lack thereof - in Greece and Rome, as well as the archaeological evidence of ancient dental health. The book challenges many past works in exposing modern scholars’ fallacies about ancient dentistry, while presenting the incontrovertible evidence of the Etruscans’ seemingly modern attitudes to cosmetic dentistry.
Download or read book Art of the Etruscans written by Massimo Pallottino and published by . This book was released on 1955 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Report of the Proceedings of the Second International Congress of Orientalists Held in London 1874 written by and published by . This book was released on 1874 with total page 80 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Etruscan Lion written by William Llewellyn Brown and published by Oxford : Clarendon Press. This book was released on 1960 with total page 209 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: