Lecture 3 Notes

Lecture 3 Notes - Lecture3:RiseoftheEtruscans 1/23/2009

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Lecture 3: Rise of the Etruscans 1/23/2009 A. Ca. 675 B.C.- Etruscans rise to power and fame Some say the Etruscans came from the West     1. Herodotus- Tyrsenoi and Pelasgi Pelasgi- people who came down from the North around 1100 BC Tyresoni-      2. Rasenna- the name the Etruscans gave themselves     3. Atys and the Lydians Atys- had been in central Turkey   B. League of 12 Cities- dodecapolis     1. Lucumones- leader of the founder city (12 of them) 1 for each city state     2. 7th century B.C.- north into Po- established another 12 city states North and  South of their central home in Tuscany      3. 6th century B.C.- southern part in Italy to Capua and Campania  and run into Greeks and a lot of tension and warfare between the Greeks and  Etruscans  Pelasgi- might be the ancestors of Villanovans Tyresonoi- Might be the ancestors of Etruscans 
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 615BC Etruscans take over Rome, they were a Latin community
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Lecture 3 Notes - Lecture3:RiseoftheEtruscans 1/23/2009

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