Etruscan civilization

What is Etruscan civilization known for?


bronze portrait

toah hd ropo ho_05.30_05.47.htm# Metropolitan Museum of Art: characteristics of the over-lifesize bronze portrait of Trebonianus Gallus, acc. no. 05.30 Realism and convention Together with the painted Etruscan tombs (Etruscan civilization), the Lucanian (Lucani) tombs and the Tomb of the Diver in Paestum, the frescoes from Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Greek vases, they are the best preserved paintings from ancient times and are renowned


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and Remus.jpg 200px thumb The ''Capitoline Wolf'', long considered an Etruscan bronze, feeding the twins Romulus and Remus. Those who subscribe to an Italic (Ancient Italic peoples) foundation of Rome followed by an Etruscan invasion, typically speak of an Etruscan "influence" on Roman culture – that is, cultural objects which were adopted by Rome from neighbouring Etruria. The prevailing view is that Rome was founded by Italics who later merged with Etruscans

: the golden crown, the sceptre, the ''toga palmata'' (a special robe), the ''sella curulis'' (curule chair), and above all the primary symbol of state power: the ''fasces''. The latter was a bundle of whipping rods surrounding a double-bladed axe, carried by the king's lictors. An example of the fasces are the remains of bronze rods and the axe from a tomb in Etruscan Vetulonia. This allowed archaeologists to identify the depiction of a fasces on the grave stele of Avele Feluske

figurative sculpture in terracotta (particularly life-size on sarcophagi (sarcophagus) or temples) and cast bronze, wall-painting and metalworking (especially engraved bronze mirrors). There was also a tradition of Etruscan vase painting. Etruscan art was strongly connected to religion (Etruscan religion); the afterlife was of major importance in Etruscan art.


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in Tuscany * Hypogeum of the Volumnis digital media archive (creative commons-licensed photos, laser scans, panoramas), data from a University of Ferrara CyArk research partnership Category:Etruscans Category:Former confederations Latinus, king of the Latins, welcomed Aeneas' army of exiled Trojans (Trojan War) and let them reorganize their lives in Latium. His daughter Lavinia had been


famous silver

where the famous silver platter of Ardabur Aspar (Aspar), consul in 434, was found (in the Fosso Castione, a creek near Marsiliana). The densely built town centre of the ''frazione'' '''Montemerano''', crowned by its leaning ''Torre di San Lorenzo'', is contained within its ancient walls. Montemerano became a power center of the signori dei Baschi, who dominated the ''comune''. The thirteenth-century church is dedicated to San Lorenzo (Saint Lawrence); frescoes remain on its walls, and a polyptych by the Sienese painter Sano di Pietro. At a short distance, in open countryside, is the church of the Madonna del Castuzzo. Pre Roman Age: From 7th to 5th Century BC Teramo has very ancient origins. The settlement of the 1st BC millennium along with some buildings of the Ancient people of Italy were the object of very recent archaeological excavations. The most ancient historical remains were found in the outskirts of the city, precisely, in the neighborhood Madonna della Cona, where, among many, a burial place with a dagger and a halberd were found. Allegedly, the development of the of the old settlement was due to the commercial center founded by the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) and Phoenician civilization. thumb Map of the site (Image:Marzabotto3.JPG) In and below the grounds of the Villa Aria, close to the city, are the remains of an Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) town of the 5th century BC, Misa (Misa (Etruscan village)), protected on the west by the mountains, on the east and south by the river, which by a change of course has destroyed about half of it. The acropolis was just below the villa: here remains of temples were found. He died of edema at Pyrgi (an ancient Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) city) in January 40. In Domitius' will, Nero inherited 1 3 of his estate. But Caligula, who was also mentioned in the will, took Nero's inheritance for himself. When Claudius became Emperor, Nero's inheritance was restored. Suetonius, ''Nero'' 5, 6 Tacitus, ''Annales (Annals (Tacitus))'' iv. 75, vi. 1, 47, xii. 64 Marcus Velleius Paterculus ii. 72 Cassius Dio, lviii. 17 Next, the formation and nature of the Roman Republic is described. Early in Roman history, "a succession of Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) kings reigned ... with exploitative rule"(p. 45) and was overthrown after which the Roman people had an aversion to monarchy. Instead, Rome had a Senate (Roman Senate) elected by the upper class with executive (executive (government)) power held by a pair of consuls. The consuls had one-year terms and were subject to the veto of the other. Poor Romans could elect tribunes which were government bodies consulted by the Senate; tribunes had the power to veto legislation but not to propose legislation. Tribunes were elected by open ballot and, thus, this limited measure of democracy was corrupted by vote buying. History It was founded by Etruscans (Etruscan civilization) over twenty-five hundred years ago but has seen its population dwindle to just fifteen residents over the course of the 20th century. Cività was the birthplace of Saint Bonaventure, who died in 1274. The location of his boyhood house has long since fallen off the edge of the cliff. By the 16th century, Civita was beginning to decline, becoming eclipsed by its former suburb Bagnoregio. Other Various other theories regarding the history and origin of the Hungarian people include the idea of Hungarian descent from Sumerians, Etruscans (Etruscan civilization), ancient Egyptians, Xiongnu, and Lemurians (Lemuria (continent)). Despite major scholarly and scientific work done within the past 100 years that refute these alternative theories, they continue to garner enough attention that mainstream historians and linguists must address the issue from time to time. ”(…) others again hold that the Magyars were the direct legatees of Sumerian civilization and language, whilst some extol the Árpádians as preservers of the culture of the submerged Oceanic continent of 'Mu', or process themselves able to decifer (…) Egyptian heiroglyphics (…) I shall not continue the list of cock-eyed and fanciful notions which have so often attracted impressive trains of adherents”; ''László, Gyula op. cit. p. 9.'' Remains There are some remains of the Roman period on the site, and a theatre and an amphitheatre may be distinguished. No Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) remains have come to light. Cuntz's investigations (''Jahreshefte des Osterr. Arch. Instituts'', 1904, 46) seem to lead to the conclusion that an ancient road crossed the Apennines (Apennine Mountains) from it, following the line of the modern road (more or less that of the modern railway from Sarzana to Parma), and dividing near Pontremoli, one branch going to Borgotaro (Borgo Val di Taro), Veleia and Placentia (Placentia, Italy), and the other over the Cisa pass to Forum Novum (Fornovo (Fornovo di Taro)) and Parma. Italian origin The name Volusenus may be Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) in origin (as ''Volasenna''), but some scholars have attributed an Umbrian origin to the family, based on inscriptional (epigraphy) evidence. Elizabeth Rawson, ''Roman Culture and Society: Collected Papers'' (Clarendon Press, 1991), p. 321. The first settlement dates probably from the 8th century BC, although the findings have not clarified if it was Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) or Greek (Greater Greece). An Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) and Byzantine (Byzantine Empire) museum, which receives many visitors each year, is located inside the castle. Mommsen's expertise in Roman studies was acknowledged by his peers as being both wide and deep, e.g., his direction of the ancient Latin inscriptions (Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum) project, ''Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum'' (1867 and continuing), which under his editorship grew to 40 folio volumes occupying eight feet of shelf. W. Warde Fowler, ''Roman essays and interpretations'' (Oxford Univ. 1920), "Theodore Mommsen: His life and work" 250-268, at 261-262. his work on ancient dialects of Italy, Mommsen, ''Die unteritalischen Dialekte'' (Leipzig: Weidmann 1850). Mommsen helped show that Latin and other Italic languages were ''sister'' languages to ancient Greek (Greek language), which was fatal to the Pelasgian theory favored by Niebuhr (Barthold Georg Niebuhr). W. P. Allen, "Theodor Mommsen" 445-465, at 446, in the ''North American Review'', v.112 (1870). the journal he began devoted to Roman coinage, ''Zeitschrift für Numismatik''; plus Mommsen's own large volume on ancient Roman coinage, ''Über das Römische Münzwesen'' (1850). From coins, standard weights, and the alphabet used by ancient Romans, Mommsen argued that their primary influence was Greek civilization, not Etruscan (Etruscan civilization). W. P. Allen, "Theodor Mommsen" 445-465, at 448, in the ''North American Review'', v.112 (1870). his multivolume ''Staatsrecht'' on the long history of constitutional law (Roman constitution) at Rome, Mommsen, ''Römisches Staatsrecht'', 3 volumes (Leipzig: Hirzel 1871-1876, 3d ed. 1887). Gooch calls Mommsen's ''Staatsrecht'' "the greatest historical treatise on political institutions ever written." ''History and Historians in the Nineteenth Century'' (1913, 1928) at 460. his volumes on Roman criminal law, the ''Strafrecht''. Mommsen, ''Römisches Strafrecht'', 3 volumes (Leipzig: Duncker and Humblot 1899). His bibliography lists 1500 works. Fritz Stern, ''The Varieties of History'' (Cleveland: World Meridian 1956) at 191. A Mommsen bibliography prepared by Zangemeister in 1887 lists 920 items. "Nobel Prize Presentation Speech" re Mommsen given by af Wirsén (Stockholm, December 10, 1902). History The area of Guastalla was probably settled by Etruscan (Etruscan civilization)s as early as the 7th century BCE, but the name of the city is mentioned for the first time in 864 CE. Of Lombard (Lombards) origin, the city was ruled by the Torelli family from 1406 to 1539, when it became the capital of a duchy under the Gonzaga (House of Gonzaga) family and housed artists like Guercino and Torquato Tasso. Tyranny lies prostrate beneath the foot of Virtus, symbolizing Great Britain's (Kingdom of Great Britain) defeat by Virginia. The royal crown (crown (headgear)) which has fallen to the ground beside him symbolizes the new republic's release from the monarchical control of Great Britain (Kingdom of Great Britain); Virginia and New York are the only U.S. states with a flag or seal displaying a crown. The broken chain (Link chain) in Tyranny's left hand represents Virginia's freedom from Britain's (Kingdom of Great Britain) restriction of colonial trade and westward expansion. The useless whip in his right hand signifies Virginia's relief from the torturing whip of acts of punishment such as the Intolerable Acts. His robe is purple, a reference to Julius Caesar and the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) king of Rome, Tarquinius Priscus. thumb 150px Students in Lydia (File:CelalBayarUniversity BESYO 19MayCelebrations ManisaTurkey.jpg)n-inspired costumes during 19 May (Commemoration of Atatürk, Youth and Sports Day) celebrations in Manisa The first millennium BC saw the emergence in the region of "Phrygians" and "Maeonians", the accounts concerning which are still blended with myths, While some sources claim that "Meonian" was an earlier name for a "Lydian", another theory holds that Meonians may have preceded Lydians in the region and would have continued their existence as a substratum within the Lydian society, neighboring theirs especially in the mountainous region to the south. While most of what the Lydians could tell about themselves is lost and historians have to rely on secondary sources, a village locally still called "Menye" (''officially Gökçeören'') exists between the district centers of Kula (Kula, Manisa) and Salihli. Ancient traces rich in quantity are visible to the naked eye around the village and preliminary surface explorations have only recently started. and finally of Lydians. Such semi-legendary figures like the local ruler Tantalus, his son Pelops, his daughter Niobe, the departure of a sizable part of the region's population from their shores to found, according to one account, the future Etruscan civilization in present-day Italy, are all centered around Mount Sipylus, where the first urban settlement was probably located, and date from the period prior to the emergence of the Lydian Mermnad dynasty. It has also been suggested that the mountain could be the geographical setting for Baucis and Philemon tale as well, while most sources still usually associate it with Tyana (Hittite ''Tuwanuwa'') in modern-day Kemerhisar near Niğde. History The location of the city was already occupied in the 8th century BC, and neighbouring Pizzo in the Bronze Age. Nepet then became Roman (Ancient Rome) before 386 BC, when Livy speaks of it and Sutrium as the keys of Etruria. In that year it was surrendered to the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization)s and recovered by the Romans, who beheaded the authors of its surrender. It became a colony in 383 BC. It was among the twelve Latin colonies that refused further help to Rome in 209 BC. After the Social War (Social War (91–88 BC)) it became a municipium. It is hardly mentioned in imperial times, except as a station on the road (Via Amerina) which diverged from the Via Cassia near the modern Settevene and ran to Amelia and Todi. Ancient Grecian (Pottery of ancient Greece) and Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) ceramics are renowned for their figurative painting, especially in the black-figure (Black-figure pottery) and red-figure (Red-figure pottery) styles. Moulded Greek terracotta figurines, especially those from Tanagra (Tanagra figurine), were small figures, often religious but later including many of everyday genre figures, apparently used purely for decoration. History Records in Italian courts of an investigation indicate that the krater was looted (Looted art) from an Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) tomb in the Greppe Sant'Angelo near Cerveteri in December 1971. The krater was sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Robert Hecht Jr., an American antiquities dealer living in Rome, for US$ (United States dollar)1.2 million on November 10, 1972. Hecht, who is currently on trial for allegations of trafficking in illicit antiquities, claimed to have acquired the krater from Dikran Sarrafian, a Lebanese (Lebanon) dealer, whose family had been in possession of the piece since 1920. Evidence suggests that Hecht may have purchased the krater in 1972 from Giacomo Medici (Giacomo Medici (art dealer)), an Italian dealer who was convicted of selling stolen art in 2005. Hecht denies the charges. Euphronios Krater Returned - Art - New York Times History Orbetello was an ancient Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) settlement, which in 280 BC passed under the control of the Romans (ancient Rome), who had founded their colony of Cosa (near the modern Ansedonia). It is thought that there was already a Villanovan (Villanova culture) settlement at the confluence of the Mugnone with the River Arno between the 10th and the 8th century BC. Between the 7th and 6th centuries BC Etruscans (Etruscan civilization) had discovered and used the ford of the Arno near this confluence, closer to the hills of the North and South. A bridge or a ferry was probably constructed here, about ten metres away from the current Ponte Vecchio, but closer to the ford itself. The Etruscans, however, preferred not to build cities on the plain for reasons of defence and instead settled about six kilometres away on a hill. This settlement was a precursor of the fortified centre of Vipsul (today's Fiesole), which was later connected by road to all the major Etruscan centres of Emilia (Emilia (region of Italy)) to the North and Lazio to the South. Luca Mandelli, a historian of the 17th century, ascribes its foundation to settlers from the Greek city of Tegea, in the Peloponnese. In the late 19th century Giacomo Racioppi attributed its foundation to Oscan-Sabellian tribes driven out from their lands as a result of the expansion of the Etruscan civilization. Lately they say '''Tegianum''' was built by Lucanians early in the 4th century BC, and later was a municipal town of Lucania, made into a colony by Emperor Nero. The '''Battle of the Cremera''' was fought between the Roman Republic and the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) city of Veii, in 477 BC (276 AUC). Archaeological excavations have brought to light Gaulish, Gallo-Roman and Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) remains. In the outskirts of the village there are ruins of a fortification, probably of Lombard (Lombards) origin. The '''Tampa Museum of Art''' is located in downtown (Downtown Tampa) Tampa (Tampa, Florida), Florida. It exhibits 20th-century fine art, as well as Greek (Art in Ancient Greece), Roman (Ancient Rome), and Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) antiquities. The museum was founded in 1979 and debuted an innovative new building in 2010 on the banks of Hillsborough River (Hillsborough River (Florida)) just north of its original site. The current location is part of Tampa's Riverwalk (Tampa Riverwalk) and the Waterfront Arts District along with the Glazer Children's Museum and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and includes a gift shop and SONO Cafe, a restaurant operated by Mise En Place. However, the main focus of the galleries is on arts, craft and wares, including exhibits on: Irish coins and currency, silverware, furniture, folklife and costumes, ceramics, glassware, etc. Included are artifacts such as Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) vases, gauntlets worn by King William (William III of England) at Battle of the Boyne, a life belt and oar salvaged from the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and a pocket book carried by Wolfe Tone whilst imprisoned in the Barracks. (''See above''). Claudius had particular affinities with Lugdunum (Lyon). He was born there, and it housed the Imperial cult centre: as both Emperor and a "native" of the city, he was probably seen as its patron. He made the inscribed speech before the Roman Senate in 48 AD. It was a proposal to allow monied, landed citizens from further Gaul to enter the Senatorial class, and thus the Senate itself (Roman Senate), once they had reached the necessary level of wealth. His argument evoked the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) origins of his own family, the Claudius (gens) (gens Claudia), and the recent promotion to senatorial rank of men from Gallia Narbonensis. Europe In Europe, bronze mirrors from the Bronze Age have been discovered from various places, including Britain (Great Britain) and Italy. A notable example includes the Birdlip mirror. Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) mirrors were produced from between the 6th and 2nd centuries BCE. Celtic mirrors in Britain (Prehistoric Britain) were produced up until the Roman (Roman Empire) conquest. Origin The trumpet is found in many early civilizations and therefore makes it difficult to discern when and where the long, straight trumpet design found in the salpinx originated. References to the salpinx are found frequently in Greek literature and art. Early descriptions of the sound of the salpinx can be found in Homer’s ''Iliad'' (9th or 8th century BC), however, this Archaic (Ancient_Greece#Archaic_period) reference is more unique and frequent references are not found until the Classical period (Classical Greece). Homer, ''Iliad,'' 18. 219. McKinnon Similar instruments can be found in Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, though the salpinx is most closely related to the Egyptian version. References to the salpinx in classical literature include mention of the instrument as ''tyrrhene'' Aeschylus, ''Eumenides'', 458 BC. ''O herald, make proclaim, bid all men come. Then let the shrill blast of the Tyrrhene trump, Fulfilled with mortal breath, thro' the wide air Peal a loud summons, bidding all men heed.'' a derivative of ''Tyrrhenoi'', an exonym often employed by the Greeks as an allusion to the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) people. Bronze instruments were important among the Etruscans and as a people they were held in high regard by the Greeks for their musical contributions. The salpinx as an Etruscan invention is thus supported by the Greeks and various descriptions can be found among the authors Aeschylus, Pollux (Julius Pollux), and Sophocles. It is likely that the salpinx was introduced to the Greeks in some way through the Etruscans, however, scattered references to the salpinx prior to Greek contact with the Etruscans, as well as the myriad salpinx type instruments described by Eustathius of Thessalonia Nikos Xanthoulis, "The Salpinx in Greek Antiquity," ''International Trumpet Guild Journal', October 2006, 41 , suggests some small level of uncertainty in regard to whether or not the instrument came to the Greeks directly from the Etruscans or through some intermediary source.


black paintings

Rome Roman frescoes and sarcophagi which would influence her later work. Finding a more varied, inclusive and international atmosphere in Europe than in the New York artworld of the time, Spero and her family moved to Paris, living there from 1959 to 1964. Spero’s third son was born in Paris, and the artist had major solo exhibitions in Paris at Galerie Breteau in 1962, 1964, and 1968. During this period, Spero painted a series titled ''Black Paintings'' depicting mythic !--How


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in Professor Robert Mathiesen, as a contributor to the Pazzaglini translation of Aradia, mentions a letter from Maddalena to Leland, which he states is signed "

;Maddalena Talenti" (the last name being a guess as the handwriting is difficult to decipher). However, pagan scholar Raven


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(1929). Disgusted with Italian (Italy) fascism, despite being the man who showed Hitler around Rome under Mussolini, he converted to extreme communism after World War II. As an anti-fascist, he was appointed to a number of important art-historical positions immediately after the war. He was director of the new government's fine arts and antiquities ministry (Antichità e Belle Arti, 1945-48). From his chairs at the universities of Florence and Rome, he directed the new


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on their wondrous, miraculous art. Magically, Daedalus could fly, and magically Medea was able to rejuvenate the old (the scene on the jug seems to show her doing just this)". Fox 2009:189. The image of Daedalus demonstrates that he was already well known in the West. * Sortilege (cleromancy). This consists of the casting of lots, or ''sortes (Sortes (ancient Rome))'', whether with sticks, stones, bones, beans, coins, or some other item. Modern playing cards and board games developed from this type of divination. * Augury. Divination that ranks a set of given possibilities. It can be qualitative (such as shapes, proximities, etc.): for example, dowsing (a form of rhabdomancy) developed from this type of divination. The Romans (Roman Republic) in classical times used Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) methods of augury such as hepatoscopy (actually a form of extispicy). Haruspices (haruspex) examined the livers of sacrificed animals. Note that augury is normally considered to specifically refer to divination by studying the flight patterns of birds. * Spontaneous. An unconstrained form of divination, free from any particular medium, and actually a generalization of all types of divination. The answer comes from whatever object the diviner happens to see or hear. Some religions use a form of bibliomancy: they ask a question, riffle the pages of their holy book, and take as their answer the first passage their eyes light upon. Other forms of spontaneous divination include reading auras (Aura (paranormal)) and New Age methods of Feng Shui such as "intuitive" and Fuzion. The '''Etruscan language''' was spoken and written by the Etruscan civilization, in what is present-day Italy, in the ancient region of Etruria (modern Tuscany plus western Umbria and northern Latium) and in parts of Lombardy, Veneto, and Emilia-Romagna (where the Etruscans were displaced by Gauls). Etruscan was superseded completely by Latin, leaving only a few documents and some loanwords in Latin, such as ''persona'' (from Etruscan ''φersu''), and some place-names, such as Roma (Rome). thumb 300px Approximate distribution of languages in Iron Age Italy during the sixth century BC. (Image:Iron Age Italy.svg) Inscriptions have been found in north-west and west-central Italy, in the region that even now bears the name of the Etruscans (Etruscan civilization), Tuscany (from Latin ''tuscī'' "Etruscans"), as well as in modern Latium north of Rome, in today's Umbria west of the Tiber, around Capua in Campania and in the Po (Po River) valley to the north of Etruria. This range may indicate a maximum Italian homeland where the language was at one time spoken. The island was then invaded, first by the Etruscans (Etruscan civilization) and later (after 480 BC) by the Romans (Ancient Rome). After the Roman period, the island was ravaged by barbarians and Saracens. In the early 11th century it became a possession of the Republic of Pisa. When the latter was sold to the Visconti (house of Visconti) of Milan in 1398, the island was acquired by the Appiani, Lords of Piombino, who retained it for two centuries. In 1546 part of the island was handed over to Cosimo I de' Medici (Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany), who fortified Portoferraio and renamed it "Cosmopoli", while in 1577 the rest of the island was returned to the Appiani. In 1596 Philip II of Spain captured Porto Azzurro and had two fortresses built there. In 1802 the island became a French possession, and its economy flourished. Homer's ''Iliad'' includes some of the earliest descriptions of combat with shield, sword and spear, usually between two heroes who pick one another for a duel. Roman gladiators engaged in dual combat in a sport-like setting, evolving out of Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) ritual. Tomb frescoes from Paestum (4th century BC) show paired fighters, with helmets, spears and shields, in a propitiatory funeral blood rite that anticipates gladiator games. Potter and Mattingly, 226; Paestum was colonized by Rome in 273 BC. One of the bridges in particular stands out – the Ponte Vecchio (''Old Bridge''), whose most striking feature is the multitude of shops built upon its edges, held up by stilts. The bridge also carries Vasari's elevated corridor (Vasari Corridor) linking the Uffizi to the Medici residence (Palazzo Pitti). Although the original bridge was constructed by the Etruscans (Etruscan civilization), the current bridge was rebuilt in the 14th century. It is the only bridge in the city to have survived World War II intact. It is the first example in the western world of a bridge built using segmental arches, that is, arches less than a semicircle, to reduce both span-to-rise ratio and the numbers of pillars to allow lesser encumbrance in the riverbed (being in this much more successful than the Roman Alconétar Bridge) Origins Early literary sources seldom agree on the origins of gladiators and the gladiator games. History The location of the city was already occupied in the 8th century BC, and neighbouring Pizzo in the Bronze Age. Nepet then became Roman (Ancient Rome) before 386 BC, when Livy speaks of it and Sutrium as the keys of Etruria. In that year it was surrendered to the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization)s and recovered by the Romans, who beheaded the authors of its surrender. It became a colony in 383 BC. It was among the twelve Latin colonies that refused further help to Rome in 209 BC. After the Social War (Social War (91–88 BC)) it became a municipium. It is hardly mentioned in imperial times, except as a station on the road (Via Amerina) which diverged from the Via Cassia near the modern Settevene and ran to Amelia and Todi. Ancient Grecian (Pottery of ancient Greece) and Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) ceramics are renowned for their figurative painting, especially in the black-figure (Black-figure pottery) and red-figure (Red-figure pottery) styles. Moulded Greek terracotta figurines, especially those from Tanagra (Tanagra figurine), were small figures, often religious but later including many of everyday genre figures, apparently used purely for decoration. History Records in Italian courts of an investigation indicate that the krater was looted (Looted art) from an Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) tomb in the Greppe Sant'Angelo near Cerveteri in December 1971. The krater was sold to the Metropolitan Museum of Art by Robert Hecht Jr., an American antiquities dealer living in Rome, for US$ (United States dollar)1.2 million on November 10, 1972. Hecht, who is currently on trial for allegations of trafficking in illicit antiquities, claimed to have acquired the krater from Dikran Sarrafian, a Lebanese (Lebanon) dealer, whose family had been in possession of the piece since 1920. Evidence suggests that Hecht may have purchased the krater in 1972 from Giacomo Medici (Giacomo Medici (art dealer)), an Italian dealer who was convicted of selling stolen art in 2005. Hecht denies the charges. Euphronios Krater Returned - Art - New York Times History Orbetello was an ancient Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) settlement, which in 280 BC passed under the control of the Romans (ancient Rome), who had founded their colony of Cosa (near the modern Ansedonia). It is thought that there was already a Villanovan (Villanova culture) settlement at the confluence of the Mugnone with the River Arno between the 10th and the 8th century BC. Between the 7th and 6th centuries BC Etruscans (Etruscan civilization) had discovered and used the ford of the Arno near this confluence, closer to the hills of the North and South. A bridge or a ferry was probably constructed here, about ten metres away from the current Ponte Vecchio, but closer to the ford itself. The Etruscans, however, preferred not to build cities on the plain for reasons of defence and instead settled about six kilometres away on a hill. This settlement was a precursor of the fortified centre of Vipsul (today's Fiesole), which was later connected by road to all the major Etruscan centres of Emilia (Emilia (region of Italy)) to the North and Lazio to the South. Luca Mandelli, a historian of the 17th century, ascribes its foundation to settlers from the Greek city of Tegea, in the Peloponnese. In the late 19th century Giacomo Racioppi attributed its foundation to Oscan-Sabellian tribes driven out from their lands as a result of the expansion of the Etruscan civilization. Lately they say '''Tegianum''' was built by Lucanians early in the 4th century BC, and later was a municipal town of Lucania, made into a colony by Emperor Nero. The '''Battle of the Cremera''' was fought between the Roman Republic and the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) city of Veii, in 477 BC (276 AUC). Archaeological excavations have brought to light Gaulish, Gallo-Roman and Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) remains. In the outskirts of the village there are ruins of a fortification, probably of Lombard (Lombards) origin. The '''Tampa Museum of Art''' is located in downtown (Downtown Tampa) Tampa (Tampa, Florida), Florida. It exhibits 20th-century fine art, as well as Greek (Art in Ancient Greece), Roman (Ancient Rome), and Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) antiquities. The museum was founded in 1979 and debuted an innovative new building in 2010 on the banks of Hillsborough River (Hillsborough River (Florida)) just north of its original site. The current location is part of Tampa's Riverwalk (Tampa Riverwalk) and the Waterfront Arts District along with the Glazer Children's Museum and the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts and includes a gift shop and SONO Cafe, a restaurant operated by Mise En Place. However, the main focus of the galleries is on arts, craft and wares, including exhibits on: Irish coins and currency, silverware, furniture, folklife and costumes, ceramics, glassware, etc. Included are artifacts such as Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) vases, gauntlets worn by King William (William III of England) at Battle of the Boyne, a life belt and oar salvaged from the wreck of the RMS Lusitania and a pocket book carried by Wolfe Tone whilst imprisoned in the Barracks. (''See above''). Claudius had particular affinities with Lugdunum (Lyon). He was born there, and it housed the Imperial cult centre: as both Emperor and a "native" of the city, he was probably seen as its patron. He made the inscribed speech before the Roman Senate in 48 AD. It was a proposal to allow monied, landed citizens from further Gaul to enter the Senatorial class, and thus the Senate itself (Roman Senate), once they had reached the necessary level of wealth. His argument evoked the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) origins of his own family, the Claudius (gens) (gens Claudia), and the recent promotion to senatorial rank of men from Gallia Narbonensis. Europe In Europe, bronze mirrors from the Bronze Age have been discovered from various places, including Britain (Great Britain) and Italy. A notable example includes the Birdlip mirror. Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) mirrors were produced from between the 6th and 2nd centuries BCE. Celtic mirrors in Britain (Prehistoric Britain) were produced up until the Roman (Roman Empire) conquest. Origin The trumpet is found in many early civilizations and therefore makes it difficult to discern when and where the long, straight trumpet design found in the salpinx originated. References to the salpinx are found frequently in Greek literature and art. Early descriptions of the sound of the salpinx can be found in Homer’s ''Iliad'' (9th or 8th century BC), however, this Archaic (Ancient_Greece#Archaic_period) reference is more unique and frequent references are not found until the Classical period (Classical Greece). Homer, ''Iliad,'' 18. 219. McKinnon Similar instruments can be found in Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, though the salpinx is most closely related to the Egyptian version. References to the salpinx in classical literature include mention of the instrument as ''tyrrhene'' Aeschylus, ''Eumenides'', 458 BC. ''O herald, make proclaim, bid all men come. Then let the shrill blast of the Tyrrhene trump, Fulfilled with mortal breath, thro' the wide air Peal a loud summons, bidding all men heed.'' a derivative of ''Tyrrhenoi'', an exonym often employed by the Greeks as an allusion to the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) people. Bronze instruments were important among the Etruscans and as a people they were held in high regard by the Greeks for their musical contributions. The salpinx as an Etruscan invention is thus supported by the Greeks and various descriptions can be found among the authors Aeschylus, Pollux (Julius Pollux), and Sophocles. It is likely that the salpinx was introduced to the Greeks in some way through the Etruscans, however, scattered references to the salpinx prior to Greek contact with the Etruscans, as well as the myriad salpinx type instruments described by Eustathius of Thessalonia Nikos Xanthoulis, "The Salpinx in Greek Antiquity," ''International Trumpet Guild Journal', October 2006, 41 , suggests some small level of uncertainty in regard to whether or not the instrument came to the Greeks directly from the Etruscans or through some intermediary source.


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Britain were produced up until the Roman (Roman Empire) conquest. Origin The trumpet is found in many early civilizations and therefore makes it difficult to discern when and where the long, straight trumpet design found in the salpinx originated. References to the salpinx are found frequently in Greek literature and art. Early descriptions of the sound of the salpinx can be found in Homer’s ''Iliad'' (9th or 8th century BC), however, this Archaic (Ancient_Greece#Archaic_period) reference is more unique and frequent references are not found until the Classical period (Classical Greece). Homer, ''Iliad,'' 18. 219. McKinnon Similar instruments can be found in Anatolia, Mesopotamia, and Egypt, though the salpinx is most closely related to the Egyptian version. References to the salpinx in classical literature include mention of the instrument as ''tyrrhene'' Aeschylus, ''Eumenides'', 458 BC. ''O herald, make proclaim, bid all men come. Then let the shrill blast of the Tyrrhene trump, Fulfilled with mortal breath, thro' the wide air Peal a loud summons, bidding all men heed.'' a derivative of ''Tyrrhenoi'', an exonym often employed by the Greeks as an allusion to the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) people. Bronze instruments were important among the Etruscans and as a people they were held in high regard by the Greeks for their musical contributions. The salpinx as an Etruscan invention is thus supported by the Greeks and various descriptions can be found among the authors Aeschylus, Pollux (Julius Pollux), and Sophocles. It is likely that the salpinx was introduced to the Greeks in some way through the Etruscans, however, scattered references to the salpinx prior to Greek contact with the Etruscans, as well as the myriad salpinx type instruments described by Eustathius of Thessalonia Nikos Xanthoulis, "The Salpinx in Greek Antiquity," ''International Trumpet Guild Journal', October 2006, 41 , suggests some small level of uncertainty in regard to whether or not the instrument came to the Greeks directly from the Etruscans or through some intermediary source.


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by the Etruscan (Etruscan civilization) collection when visiting the National Etruscan Museum in Rome. He then broke away from the compact severity of his previous works in favour of a plane with subdued tones and schematic forms rich in archaisms. History The area of modern Acquapendente was settled by Etruscan (Etruscan civilization)s in Roman (ancient Rome) times, as archaeological finds have shown . However, the first historical document of the modern

Etruscan civilization

'''Etruscan civilization''' ( ) is the modern name given to a civilization of ancient Italy (Ancient peoples of Italy) in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, western Umbria, and northern Lazio. The ancient Romans called its creators the ''Tusci'' or ''Etrusci''. According to Félix Gaffiot's ''Dictionnaire Illustré Latin Français'', the term Tusci was used by the major authors of the Roman Republic: Livy, Cicero, Horace, and others. Cognate words developed, including ''Tuscia'' and ''Tusculanensis''. ''Tusci'' was clearly the principal term used to designate things Etruscan; ''Etrusci'' and ''Etrūria'' were used less often, mainly by Cicero and Horace, and they lack cognates. According to the Online Etymological Dictionary, the English use of ''Etruscan'' dates from 1706. Their Roman name is the origin of the terms ''Tuscany'', which refers to their heartland, and ''Etruria'', which can refer to their wider region.

In Attic Greek, the Etruscans were known as '' (Tyrrhēnoi (Tyrrhenoi))'', earlier ''Tyrsenoi'', from which the Romans derived the names ''Tyrrhēni'' (Etruscans), ''Tyrrhēnia'' (Etruria), and ''Mare Tyrrhēnum'' (Tyrrhenian Sea). Gaffiot's. The Etruscans called themselves Rasenna, which was syncopated (Syncope (phonetics)) to ''Rasna'' or ''Raśna'', Rasenna comes from Dionysius of Halicarnassus I.30.3. The syncopated form, Rasna, is inscriptional and is inflected. The topic is covered in Pallottino, p. 133. Some inscriptions, such as the cippus of Cortona, feature the Raśna (pronounced Rashna) alternative, as is described in Gabor Z. Bodroghy's site, ''The Palaeolinguistic Connection'', under ''Origins''. earlier ''T'rasena'' whence comes the Roman and Greek names, prompting some to associate them with the Egyptian ''Teresh'' (Sea Peoples). The word may also be related to the Hittite ''Taruisa''. Sandars, N.K. (1987). The Sea Peoples: Warriors of the ancient Mediterranean, Revised Edition. London: Thames and Hudson. ISBN 0-500-27387-1.

As distinguished by its unique language (Etruscan language), this civilization endured from the time of the earliest Etruscan inscriptions (c. 700 BC) Helmut Rix, "Etruscan," in ''The Ancient Languages of Europe'', ed. Roger D. Woodard (Cambridge University Press, 2008), pp. 141-164. until its assimilation into the Roman Republic in the late 4th century BC (Roman-Etruscan Wars). At its maximum extent, during the foundational period of Rome and the Roman kingdom, it flourished in three confederacies of cities: of Etruria, of the Po valley with the eastern Alps, and of Latium and Campania. A good map of the Italian range and cities of the culture at the beginning of its history can be found at the mysteriousetruscans.com site. The topic of the "League of Etruria" is covered in Freeman, pp. 562–565. The league in northern Italy is mentioned in Livy, Book V, Section 33. The passage identifies the Raetia Raetii as a remnant of the 12 cities "beyond the Apennines (Apennine Mountains)". The Campanian Etruscans are mentioned (among many sources) by Polybius, (II.17). The entire subject with complete ancient sources in footnotes was worked up by George Dennis in his ''Introduction.'' In the LacusCurtius transcription, the references in Dennis's footnotes link to the texts in English or Latin; the reader may also find the English of some of them on WikiSource or other Internet sites. As the work has already been done by Dennis and Thayer, the complete work-up is not repeated here.

Culture that is identifiably Etruscan developed in Italy after about 800 BC approximately over the range of the preceding Iron Age Villanovan culture. The latter gave way in the 7th century to a culture that was influenced by Hellenic (Hellenic civilization) Magna Graecian and Phonecian contacts. After 500 BC, the political destiny of Italy passed out of Etruscan hands. M. Cary and H. H. Scullard, ''A History of Rome'' (3rd ed., 1979), p. 28. ISBN 0-312-38395-9. The latest mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) study (2013) shows that Etruscans appear to fall very close to a Neolithic population from Central Europe and to other Tuscan populations. http: www.plosone.org article info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0055519

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