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Etruscan Civilization by 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.--Publisher description.
Call Number: DG223.3 .H39 2000
Ancient Phoenicia by "...This book provides a schematic overview of Phoenicia and Phoenician history in conjunction with an examination of the present state of archaeological investigation. It examines approximately a thousand years of Phoenician history from the late Bronze Age to the start of the Hellenistic period (i.e. from c. 1300 to 300 BC)."--p. 8.
Call Number: DS81 .W66 2011
Enter the tombs at Tarquinia and Cerveteri, and the walls speak eloquently of the art and culture of ancient Etruria. The superb frescoes painted to enhance the walls of these tombs tell us in detail about the environment in which the Etruscans lived. They also depict the elaborate houses of the dead in which priceless treasures were buried along with the deceased. These detailed and beautifully preserved frescoes were painted to remind the dead of the living; today they speak across the gulf of centuries about the lives of the Etruscans. (27 minutes)
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