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Companion to the Etruscans (Sinclair Bell) Hardcover Book, (Wiley-Blackwell, 2016) 9781118352748

Title: Companion to the Etruscans

Author: Bell, Sinclair

Additional Authors or Contributors: Alexandra A. Carpino (eds)

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell; Publication Date: 2016

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781118352748

Volumes: 1; Pages: 528

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wThis new collection presents a rich selection of innovative scholarship on the Etruscans, a vibrant, independent people whose distinct civilization flourished in central Italy for most of the first millennium BCE and whose artistic, social and cultural traditions helped shape the ancient Mediterranean, European, and Classical worlds.

* Includes contributions from an international cast of both established and emerging scholars

* Offers fresh perspectives on Etruscan art and culture, including analysis of the most up-to-date research and archaeological discoveries

* Reassesses and evaluates traditional topics like architecture, wall painting, ceramics, and sculpture as well as new ones such as textile archaeology, while also addressing themes that have yet to be thoroughly investigated in the scholarship, such as the obesus etruscus, the function and use of jewelry at different life stages, Greek and Roman topoi about the Etruscans, the Etruscans? reception of ponderation, and more

* Counters the claim that the Etruscans were culturally inferior to the Greeks and Romans by emphasizing fields where the Etruscans were either technological or artistic pioneers and by reframing similarities in style and iconography as examples of Etruscan agency and reception rather than as a deficit of local creativity

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

List of Tables

Notes on Contributors


Map of Etruria

Introduction, Alexandra A. Carpino and Sinclair Bell

Part I History

1 Beginnings: Protovillanovan and Villanovan Etruria, Simon Stoddart

2 Materializing the Etruscans: The Expression and Negotiation of Identity during the Orientalizing, Archaic, and Classical Periods, Skylar Neil

3 The Romanization of Etruria, Letizia Ceccarelli

Part II Geography, Urbanization, and Space,

4 Etruscan Italy: Physical Geography and Environment, Simon Stoddart

5 City and Countryside, Simon Stoddart

6 The Etruscans and the Mediterranean, Giovannangelo Camporeale

7 Urbanization and Foundation Rites: The Material Culture of Rituals at the Heart and the Margins of Etruscan Early Cities, Corinna Riva

8 Poggio Civitate: Community Form in Inland Etruria, Anthony S. Tuck

9 Southern and Inner Etruria: Benchmark Sites and Current Excavations, Claudio Bizzarri

10 Etruscan Domestic Architecture, Hydraulic Engineering, and Water Management Technologies: Innovations and Legacy to Rome, Claudio Bizzarri and David Soren

11 Rock Tombs and the World of the Etruscan Necropoleis: Recent Discoveries, Research, and Interpretations,

Stephan Steingr´┐Żber

12 Communicating with Gods: Sacred Space in Etruria, P. Gregory Warden

Part III Evidence in Context

13 Etruscan Skeletal Biology and Etruscan Origins, Marshall J. Becker

14 Language, Alphabet, and Linguistic Affiliation, Rex E. Wallace

15 Bucchero in Context, Philip Perkins

16 Etruscan Textiles in Context

17 Etruscan Wall Painting: Insights, Innovations, and Legacy, Lisa C. Pieraccini

18 Votives in their Larger Religious Context, Helen Nagy

19 Etruscan Jewelry and Identity, Alexis Q. Castor

20 Luxuria prolapsa est: Etruscan Wealth and Decadence, Hilary Becker

21 Tanaquil: The Conception and Construction of an Etruscan Matron, Gretchen E. Meyers

22 The Obesus Etruscus: Can the Trope be True?, Jean MacIntosh Turfa

Part IV Art, Society, and Culture

23 The Etruscans, Greek Art, and the Near East, Ann C. Gunter

24 Etruscan Artists, Jocelyn Penny Small

25 Etruscan Bodies and Greek Ponderation: Anthropology and Artistic Form, Francesco de Angelis

26 Myth in Etruria, Ingrid Krauskopf

27 The "Taste" for Violence in Etruscan Art: Debunking the Myth, Alexandra A. Carpino

Part V The Etruscan Legacy and Contemporary Issues

28 Annius of Viterbo and the Beginning of Etruscan Studies, Ingrid D. Rowland

29 Tyrrhenian Sirens: The Seductive Song of Etruscan Forgeries, Richard Daniel De Puma

30 Looting and the Antiquities Trade, Gordon Lobay


Appendix: Etruscan Art in North American Museums, Richard Daniel De Puma


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