the etruscans and rome

the etruscans and rome - I The Significance of the...

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I. The Significance of the Etruscans Most important and advanced civilization in Italy. We really don't know where they came from. A. in their own right Because they are a unique civilization, not replicated anywhere else. B. as transmitters of Greek culture Northern Italy Opened up the peninsula to other influences Looked over to Greece mostly, with trade, imports and arts. Blend the Greek deities with their own cultures Romans considered themselves of dual origins C. influence on Romans; Aeneas Aeneas’ father’s leg is paralyzed by having sex with a goddess on a mountain side. II. Origins vs. formation A. oriental affinities; Herodotus (5th cent.): Lydia ( Asia Minor ), Tyrrhenus ( Tyrrhenian Sea ) 1. role of women; matronymic 2. revealed religion; augurs Belief in Natural phenomenon 3. near easterners on Ischia (8th cent.) B. indigenous ( Dionysius of Halicarnassus , 1st cent. B.C.); archaeological evidence: Villanovans , hut urns , canopic urns (human figures) C. culture as dynamic process, not static inheritance
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