THE ETRUSCANS o Many social and religious practices were inherited from them

The etruscans o many social and religious practices

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THE ETRUSCANSoMany social and religious practices were inherited from themTarquin the Elder created the Roman ForumTarquin the Proud built the first temple to Jupiter on the Capitoline
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Influence on other Roman temples is strongHaruspex, liver inspection, etc.oMysterious people of Northern ItalyOrigin: perhaps native, but some elements of Asiatic cultureCulture and history: there is no literature, and we cannot understand their languageoEtruscans had adapted Greek myth OTHER MYTHSFIGHT WITH ETRUSCANS—folktales oBrutus: after overthrow of the king, becomes one of the first consuls: he who first kisses his mother will succeed to the highest place in RomeHi sons betrayed him and tried to overthrow the Republic, and Brutus handed them to the lictors, who executed themoTarquin returns with Lars Porsenna, but Horatius defends the only bridge across the Tiber, then swims back in full armoroGaius Mucius Scaevola impressed Porsenna with his bravery by putting his hand into a fire brazier oCincinnatus: formerly a consul, was working in his fields when he was asked to become dictator in the midst of attackLeaves plow, leads roman army to victory, then returns to his plow
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