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Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History

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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...more
Paperback, 452 pages
Published September 1st 2005 by J. Paul Getty Museum (first published 2000)
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This book would bore most people nigh unto death. I found it quite boring in places. It's basically a series of descriptions of almost every piece of Etruscan funerary artifact found so far.

What is interesting: the sections where Haynes talks about Etruscan society, history, religion and gender roles and what we know about those topics based on the scant evidence (most of the written records about the Etruscans are from Greek and Roman sources and are somewhat suspect).

Also some of the individ...more
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