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Etruscan Civilization

Etruscan Civilization

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I.Etruscan ArtII.Etruscan Temples
 
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is the modern English name given to a civilization of ancientItaly in an area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, whom theancient Romans called
Etrusci
or
Tusci
. Their Roman name is theorigin of the names of Tuscany, their heartland, and Etruria,their wider region.
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s distinguished by its own language, the civilization enduredfrom an unknown prehistoric time prior to the founding of Romeuntil its complete assimilation to Italic Rome in the RomanRepublic.
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t its maximum extent during the foundation periodof Rome and the Roman kingdom, it flourished in threeconfederacies of cities: of Etruria, of the Po valley with theeastern
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lps, and of Latium and Campania. Rome was sited inEtruscan territory. There is considerable evidence that early Rome was dominated by Etruscans until the Romans sacked Veiiin 396BC.
 
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Culture that is identifiably Etruscan developed in Italy after about 800 BCapproximately over therange of the preceding Iron
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ge Villanovan culture. Thelatter gave way in theseventh century to a culturethat was influenced by Greek traders and Greekneighbours in MagnaGraecia, the Helleniccivilization of southernItaly.
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fter 500 BC thepolitical destiny of Italy passed out of Etruscanhands.

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