Caere (Cities of the Etruscans) by Nancy Thompson de Grummond,Lisa Pieraccini

By Nancy Thompson de Grummond,Lisa Pieraccini

The Etruscan urban of Caere and 11 different Etruscan city-states have been one of the first city facilities in historic Italy. Roman descriptions of Etruscan towns spotlight their wealth, good looks, and bold defenses. even supposing Caere left little written old list open air of funerary inscriptions, its advanced tale could be deciphered through studying surviving fabric tradition, together with structure, tomb work, temples, sanctuaries, and fabrics corresponding to terracotta, bronze, gold, and amber present in Etruscan crafts. learning Caere presents beneficial perception not just into Etruscan background and tradition yet extra generally into urbanism and the advance of city facilities throughout historic Italy.

Comprehensive in scope, Caere is the 1st English-language ebook devoted to the examine of its eponymous urban. accumulating the paintings of a global staff of students, it positive factors chapters on a variety of issues, comparable to Caere's formation and background, financial system, overseas family members, alternate networks, paintings, funerary traditions, outfitted atmosphere, faith, everyday life, and rediscovery. broadly illustrated all through, Caere offers new views on and research of not only Etruscan civilization but in addition the city's position within the wider pan-Mediterranean basin.

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