Rome and the Etruscans•A union of Latins and Sabines.•Two Roman kings had Etruscan names.•The Etruscans are a people of northern Italy from the modern region of Tuscany.•Twentieth-century archaeologists and historians argued that the Etruscans had conquered early Rome and gave Rome many of its institutions and culture.
Curule Chair and FascesThis modern reconstruction has a chair-back, comfortable but not authentic.(Right) representation of fasces
has intentionally blurred sections.
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Etruscans and Romans: Conclusion•Over the last 25 years, however, the idea that the Etruscans conquered Rome has fallen into disfavor.•In fact, influences went both ways, and what once was understood as Etruscan influence on Rome (and the Latins) is now understood as eastern (Greek & Phoenician) influence on all of the peoples of central Italy.•Roman Italy